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Hikers Trigger Avalanche on Mount Washington

Two hikers triggered an avalanche on Mount Washington over the weekend.
Two hikers triggered an avalanche on Mount Washington over the weekend.

According to the Mount Washington Avalanche Center, the avalanche carried the hikers about 800 feet—right to the floor of Tuckerman’s Ravine.

They survived, but did have some injuries.

The Mount Washington Avalanche Center had reported in its avalanche advisory posted on its website Saturday morning that there was a considerable avalanche danger in "the Lip" area of the ravine, noting that human triggered avalanches "are likely." It warned hikers that "safe travel in avalanche terrain requires training and experience."

Monday’s advisory said avalanche danger is high at Tuckerman and Huntington ravines.

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