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Skier hurt in human-caused avalanche on Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine

A skier triggered an avalanche on Sunday near the top of Left Gully, the first human-caused avalanche of the season.

A graphic depicts the path of the avalanche. Mount Washington Avalanche Center


NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Two skiers were caught in human-caused avalanches on Mount Washington and one of them was seriously injured, the mountain’s avalanche center said.

A rescue crew carries an injured skier down Mount Washington after he was swept up in an avalanche Sunday. – Mount Washington Avalanche Center

A skier triggered an avalanche on Sunday near the top of Left Gully, the first human-caused avalanche of the season. That triggered a second avalanche. The skier was carried about 800 feet and was not hurt.

Rescuers lead an injured skier down Mount Washington in a litter sled. – Mount Washington Avalanche Center

That avalanche hit another skier, who was carried more than 450 feet and hit several rocks, the center said. That person was injured and was carried out in a five-hour rescue mission.

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