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1 climber dies, others rescued on Oregon peak

One climber fell to his death and several others had to be rescued after conditions turned treacherous on Oregon's tallest peak on Tuesday.

More than a half-dozen people had been climbing near Mount Hood's peak when a climber fell about 1,000 feet, (304 meters) said Sgt. Brian Jensen, a Clackamas County sheriff's office spokesman.

"One of the guys slipped," said climber Quinn Talley of Welches, Oregon, who had been descending after summiting around 8 a.m. "At first he was just sliding and right before he disappeared, he started cartwheeling."

Talley, who said he's climbed the mountain about 20 times and has never seen worse conditions, said he...

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