1999-2000 Summaries

 

3-25-2000: The victim was up in the Sluice preparing to ski. He lost his footing and tumbled down the gully. Victim suffered a fractured ankle. After injuries were assessed and the ankle splinted, members of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, USFS Snow Rangers, AMC staff and other skiers commenced his evacuation from Tuckerman Ravine. The litter was lowered on belay the last pitch on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail into Hermit lake. Victim was loaded onto the USFS Snowcat to Pinkham Notch. The rescue took about 3 hours and required 20 people.

3-25-2000: The victim was downclimbing with crampons and an ice axe on the Headwall when he fell about 3-400 feet. Victim suffered a broken wrist, broken ribs and a head laceration. His injuries were treated by the Mount Washington Valley Ski patrol. He walked down to Hermit Lake and was then transported to Pinkham in the USFS snowcat.

4-1-2000: The victim was skiing in Hillman’s Highway when she lost her ski while making a turn. As she was retreiving her ski she fell and tumbled about 200 feet. Her fall was stopped when she hit a clump of trees. Victim suffered a lower leg injury. She was lowered by rope to the bottom of gully where she was then put in a litter and her leg splinted. She was transported to Pinkham in the USFS snowcat. The rescue took 6 people and 3 1/2 hours.

4-15-2000: The victim was skiing over the Lip when he “caught an edge” and tumbled down. Victim complained of instability in his left knee. His knee was splinted by members of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol. Victim was able to walk out to Pinkham with the assistance of friends.

4-15-2000: Vicitim was running down the Tuckerman Ravine trail when he twisted his ankle on the rocks. Vicitim suffered a sprain or possibly a fracture of the ankle. He was attended to by two members of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol and physicians who were friends of the victim. He was put in a litter and sledded down to Pinkham. The rescue took approximately 10 people and 2 hours.

4-16-2000: The victim was skiing in Hillman’s Highway. As he was making a turn in the snow he felt a “pop in his right knee. He then fell approximately 3-500 feet down the gully. Victim suffered a possible injury to the ACL of the right knee. His knee was spinted and he was able to walk out to Pinkham with the assistance of friends. The rescue took about 2 hours and required 4 people.

4-16-2000: The victim was climbing up Right Gully to ski when a rockfall occurred above her In her attempts to get clear, she lost her footing on the steep snow and began to slide. The victim was unable to self-arrest as her poles and ice axe were on her pack at the time. The victim slid into the Lunch Rocks at the bottom of Right Gully. She struck multiple rocks along the way, and was airborne and tumbling. Victim suffered a boot-top fracture of the right leg After her injuries were assessed and the damaged leg splinted, members of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, AMC staff and USFS Snow Rangers and other skiers commenced her evaucation from Tuckerman Ravine. The litter was lowered for 600 feet on belay to the floor of the Ravine. The litter was carried and slid over snow to the parking lot at Pinkham Notch. The rescue took about 4 hours and required 20 people.