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 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.