Long sliding falls

Two people, from both ends of the spectrum of experience, in two separate locations sustained life threatening injuries due to long sliding falls late yesterday afternoon. Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, Mountain Rescue Service, NH Fish and Game, NH State Parks and AMC and HMC Caretakers all contributed to a complex rescue effort. Many thanks to all who helped and thanks to Friends of Mount Washington Avalanche Center, Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, Sterling Ropes and Petzl for equipping and supporting MWAC. Accident summaries will be made available as soon as possible.