Renewed search for missing Mount Hood climber

Associated Press
In this photo supplied by the Clackamas County Sheriff's office, an Oregon National Guard Blackhawk helicopter lands at Timberline Lodge near Government Camp, Ore., as the search for a lost climber continues on Mount Hood Thursday, June 27, 2013. Weather cleared up enough to launch an air search for dentist and avid climber Kinley Adams, who has been missing since Saturday. (AP Photo/Clackamas County Sheriff)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clearing skies are giving searchers the chance to look for a climber who has been missing since last weekend on Mount Hood.

After days on standby, an Oregon National Guard helicopter was able fly Thursday afternoon. The Clackamas County sheriff's office says searchers are prepared to work through the weekend, looking for Kinley Adams.

The 59-year-old Salem dentist failed to return Saturday from a climb on the west side of Oregon's tallest mountain.

Adams is believed to be on the upper part of the mountain where storms this week have prevented searchers from looking.

The avalanche danger is high because of warming temperatures.

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