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Mt. Washigton Climber Falls To His Death


 

by Unknown

February 27, 2001

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New Hampshire officials said an ice climber fell 800 feet to his death from Mount Washington yesterday.

A spokesman for the Appalachian Mountain Club said the accident happened at about noon on Huntington Ravine, a popular area on the mountain. The victim was identified as Ned Green, 26.

The U.S. Forest Service said the accident happened when the man’s climbing partner accidentally released an “ice damn” on the mountain, causing a block of ice the victim was standing on to give way.

Green was caretaker of the Harvard Mountaineer Club cabin, which is at the base of the ravine in the White Mountain National Forest.

"From our perspective, it really was just a freak accident," said the Forest Service spokesman, Rebecca Oreskes.

News courtesy of The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News



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