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Eagle Scout's skills tested in 3 nights on mountain

Trek ends safely for Halifax teen

Scott Mason, 17, from Halifax, Mass., got a hug from his sister, Amy, yesterday after descending Mount Washington. Scott Mason, 17, from Halifax, Mass., got a hug from his sister, Amy, yesterday after descending Mount Washington. (Jim Cole/ Associated Press)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / April 29, 2009

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The 17-mile loop cut through steep ridges and deep snow, but Scott Mason was not deterred in his quest to finish his hike on Mount Washington in one day. He had hiked there before and, as an Eagle Scout, knew something about survival. (Full article: 761 words)

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