News: Avalanche in Mount Washington's Huntington Ravine Kills Climber

The Boston Globe is reporting that a climber died this past Friday (3/1/13) in an avalanche while climbing in Huntington Ravine on Mountain Washington in New Hampshire.  It is being reported that he was climbing alone and that when another hiker found him, he had already died.

Avalanches are common in the ravines of the Presidential Range, especially on Mount Washington's major ravines, Huntington and Tuckerman's.  For up to the date information on avalanche hazards on Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, the Mount Washington Avalanche Center continually updates conditions and forecasts for avalanche danger.

Climbing alone is especially dangerous and should not be attempted for winter climbs (and for summer climbs).  Climbing with a group offers a better chance of survival for avalanches and other backcountry emergencies, as members of the group can assist the injured, while others go out for help.

AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th: Hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest (Appalachian Mountain Club White Mountain Guide)For more information
The Appalachian Mountain Club publishes maps and trail information in the White Mountain Trail Guide.