'Mountain Man' Ted Wheeler on Mt. Hood and Locator Beacons


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Rescuers today called off the search for two missing climbers on Mt. Hood. But while the five-day operation is now over, the debate is sure to continue over whether climbers should be required to carry emergency beacons. The devices, known as Mountain Locator Units or MLUs, allow searchers to pinpoint a climber's location. Rules to require such beacons have been proposed in the past. But many ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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