MWAC News

Skier Triggered Avalanche; Sluice, Tuckerman Ravine – March 4, 2022

On the morning of March 4, 2022 around 11:30am a skier triggered an avalanche while skiing Sluice in Tuckerman Ravine. They were caught, carried about 300 feet, not buried, and uninjured, coming to rest on top of the debris pile above “Lunch Rocks.”

Long Sliding Falls – Weekend Incidents

The current snowpack at mid and upper elevations in the Presidential Range presents widespread hazards of long sliding falls. These hazards are a result of warm weather and rain followed by a refreeze. Looking at the MWOBS F6 for March reveals nearly a week (03/21 to 03/26) of average daily temperatures that were 15-20F above […]

Sliding Fall – Right Gully

On the morning of Tuesday, March 23, an individual was descending Right Gully in Tuckerman Ravine. The man, 70 years old and traveling alone, was equipped with extra layers, crampons, and an ice axe. He described following the obvious deep footsteps in the snow that had been well-established by skier traffic. While descending, he lost […]

Long fall in Tuckerman Ravine

Events: On Sunday, March 21, multiple skier falls occurred in Tuckerman Ravine as skiers tested themselves in this  extremely steep terrain. Snow conditions varied that day between boot-top deep soft, wet corn snow with firm crust in the shade or where swept off by skiers and riders. While on patrol, a snow ranger offered some […]

Long sliding fall in microspikes

Events: On Sunday March 14th, at approximately 5:15pm, a hiker took a long sliding fall while descending a steep section of the Lion Head Winter Route. The group of three were wearing lightweight hiking boots with microspikes and carried ice axes. A local guide and paramedic/ER nurse was descending with clients, using a handline placed […]

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