Rescuers help stranded skier in icy slope on Mt. Washington
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have come to the aid of a skier trapped on an icy slope alongside Mount Washington.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 20-year-old Sean Bagdon, of Colchester, Vermont, had been skiing down Burt Ravine on the western side of the mountain Wednesday when he encountered icy conditions. Fearing a fall further into the ravine, he asked his skiing companion to call 911.
Rescuers used a snowmobile to ride up along the Cog Railway, then hiked up approximately a quarter mile before encountering Bagdon’s skiing companion, who had waited alongside the tracks to direct them to him.
A rescuer secured Bagdon with a safety harness and rope and guided him up and out of the ravine.