Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ice Climber Falls 1300 Feet!

An ice climber fell 1300 feet from Huntington Ravine on Mt. Washington Thursday. He was alone on the climb and was climbing back down due to unstable conditions. This triggered an avalanche which carried him down the gully. Dispite this and serious injuries he was able to call 911 for help.

Signs are clearly posted at each of Washington's ravines (Tuckerman's & Huntington) and the days conditions were posted as "cosiderable danger". climbers and hikers alike should take warnings into consideration and sould be very alert to conditions on any ravine or steep sided mountain at this time of year.

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