Entries by Jeffrey Fongemie

Skier Injury – Hillman’s Highway

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 […]

Twisted Ankle

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 […]

Injured Skier – Lip

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.

Downclimbing Headwall

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 […]

Skier Fall – Sluice

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 […]

Avalanche – Damnation Gully

DB and CL were climbing Damnation Gully, a 1600 foot, grade 3 snow and ice route on the north side of Huntington Ravine. Weather conditions on the mountain were moderate with light winds. Approximately 2 inches of new snow was reported in the previous 24 hours from the summit of Mount Washington. Both climbers are […]

Avalanche Right Gully

An avalanche accident occurred in the Right Gully of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington. Right Gully is a 1000 foot snow gully with a slope angle ranging from 35 to 40 degrees. The climbers destination was the summit of Mount Washington. At approximately 1130, an avalanche was triggered by 2 climbers near the top of […]

Climbing Accident Huntington Ravine

On March 5, 1999 a serious climbing accident occurred in Huntington Ravine on Mount Washington. The Mount Washington Observatory reported very strong winds and cold temperatures for the day. West winds at 70-85 m.p.h. and temperatures ranging from -5 to -8 degrees F. made travel above treeline extremely difficult and dangerously cold. Snow conditions were […]

Glissading – Sliding Fall

On 2-15-99, BM was involved in a serious accident on the summit cone of Mount Washington. At approximately 1500, BM and his partners left the summit of Mount Washington, descending the southeast snowfields. The slope angle varies from 30 to 35 degrees where the accident occurred. About half way down from the summit, BM began […]

Long Sliding Fall – Lower Snowfields

On 2-13-1999, VM and her partner were descending the Lower Snowfields in Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington. The snow conditions were extremely hard, the result of a mid-winter rain storm. They decided to practice self arrest technique. The slope angle of the Lower snowfields is about 35 degrees, with a poor runout of trees and […]