Injured Hiker – Lion Head

The victim was descending the Winter Lion Head trail when he slipped and fell approximately 20-25 feet. He banged his shoulder into a protruding tree branch. A 911 call was received at the Snow Rangers Quarters at the same time a witness stopped at the AMC caretaker cabin to report the accident. USFS Snow Rangers, AMC personnel and members of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol responded. They belayed him down the remainder of the steep section of the Lion Head trail to the waiting USFS snowcat. From there he was transported to Pinkham. The rescue took 4 people 4 hours.