Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Another Mount Washington Death

An article in the 10 January 2012 Lewiston Sun Journal carries the sad news of another death on Mount Washington. Under the headline "Massachusetts hiker dies after 800-foot plunge on Mount Washington" we read
A Massachusetts man who solo hiked up Mount Washington for a day trip on Monday, died during the descent that night, Colleen Mainville, White Mountain National Forest spokeswoman, said on Tuesday.

Patrick Scott Powers, 46, of Mansfield, slipped and fell 800 feet down snow- and ice-covered slopes into Tuckerman's Ravine, she said.

He died of injuries from the fall, Mainville said.
He was hiking solo, and fell sometime between 7 and 8 at night. Crews from several rescue units responded and worked through the night at the site.

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