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Authorities: Little chance Oregon climbers are alive

An expert says there is less than a one percent chance that Anthony Vietti, 24, of Longview and Katie Nolan, 29, of Portland are still alive An expert says there is less than a one percent chance that Anthony Vietti, 24, of Longview and Katie Nolan, 29, of Portland are still alive

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. - Authorities say there's little chance two missing Mount Hood climbers are alive.
     
Hypothermia and mountain survival expert Dr. Terri Schmidt said Tuesday that the chance 24-year-old Anthony Vietti and 29-year-old Katie Nolan are still alive after being on the mountain for five days is less than one percent.

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Searchers found 26-year-old Luke Gullberg's body on Saturday while searching an area in the 9,000 foot level called Reid Glacier

Vietti is from Longview, Wash. Nolan is from Portland.
     
Search leader Steve Rollins says even if the rescuers knew where the climbers were, search teams would not be able to get to them because of avalanche dangers caused by a heavy snow storm.
     
Rescuers say they don't foresee resuming the search.
     
The climbers have been missing since Friday. Mountaineers found the body of a third, 26-year-old Luke T. Gullberg of Des Moines, Wash., on Saturday.

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