Skier Injury – Sherburne

The victim was skiing the Sherburne Ski Trail when he fell and suffered a possible dislocated shoulder. He was attended to by his group and self evacuated to Pinkham then to Androscoggin Valley Hospital.

Fall Central Gully

The victim took at 20-30 foot fall in Central Gully and suffered a possible sprained/broken ankle. He and his two partners self rescued to the Harvard Cabin. The victim was put in a litter from the Lion Head first aid cache by the Caretaker and sledded down the Tuckerman Ravine trail to Pinkham. The rescue took 3 people approximately 4 hours.

Hiker Becomes Ill

The victim and partner were camping out on the Summit cone when she became ill during the night. The next day they determined she was too weak to descend on her own and around 9:15 am they called 911 on their cell phone requesting assistance. Due to incorrect information and weather conditions, searchers did not find the two until about 1:45 pm. The victim was assisted down the Lion Head Winter Route and was then transported to Pinkham by the USFS snowcat. The rescue took 8 people and 9 hours to complete. Cell phones should not be relied upon when in the mountains. Rescuers were not able to contact the victim’s cell phone and the location information that was given was not correct so it took hours to find the victims.