1986 Mount Hood Disaster Reported Anew

Nov 2, 2018

Oregon's tallest peak, Mount Hood, can be a dangerous place.  It has demonstrated its treachery in the past, notably in the spring of 1986. 

That's when a group of students and teachers from Oregon Episcopal School went up the mountain and got caught in a blizzard.  Nine people, seven of them students, died. 

Pauls Toutonghi lives in the Portland area and wrote a new account of the disaster for the new edition of Outside magazine, with details not previously published.  The school requested that the story not be published, and the magazine declined. 

Pauls Toutonghi visits with details of his work and the freshness of the memories of the ill-fated climb.