The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is continuing search and rescue efforts for missing climber Kinley Adams on Mt. Hood. Adams has been missing since Sunday when he went to Mt. Hood and attempted to climb the Leuthold Coulour.

Mountain Rescue resources departed the command post at approximately 5:00 a.m. Tuesday by snow cat in effort to reach Crater Rock and the Reid Headwall while there is a small break in the weather. Search teams have been asked to do a safety assessment in terms of climbing and if it is safe to do so they will be searching in the area.

A second group of climbers is set to depart around 8 a.m. and will be searching in lower elevations. Volunteers from Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue will be climbing upwards from the area of Ramona Falls towards the Reid Glacier with a spotting scope in hopes of locating Adams at lower elevations or through the spotting scope.

Optimism remains high that Mr. Adams is still alive and just in need of assistance.