Sliding Fall – Right Gully

The victim was climbing up Right Gully to ski when a rockfall occurred above her In her attempts to get clear, she lost her footing on the steep snow and began to slide. The victim was unable to self-arrest as her poles and ice axe were on her pack at the time. The victim slid into the Lunch Rocks at the bottom of Right Gully. She struck multiple rocks along the way, and was airborne and tumbling. Victim suffered a boot-top fracture of the right leg After her injuries were assessed and the damaged leg splinted, members of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol, AMC staff and USFS Snow Rangers and other skiers commenced her evaucation from Tuckerman Ravine. The litter was lowered for 600 feet on belay to the floor of the Ravine. The litter was carried and slid over snow to the parking lot at Pinkham Notch. The rescue took about 4 hours and required 20 people.