CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2019/04/11 - New Hampshire - Raymond Cataract, Mount Washington

Published 2019/04/12 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Raymond Cataract, Mount Washington
  • State: New Hampshire
  • Date: 2019/04/11
  • Time: Unknown
  • Summary Description: 1 backcountry tourer caught, buried, and killed
  • Primary Activity: Backcountry Tourer
  • Primary Travel Mode: Ski

Number

  • Caught: 0
  • Fully Buried: 1
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 1

Avalanche

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Site

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Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: The fatality occurred in Raymond Cataract in the early afternoon. The skier was traveling solo and was buried less than a meter down. A skier on the Tuckerman Ravine trail  reported seeing the crown to MWAC employees who then responded to the scene. The buried skier was found using a beacon search and despite CPR efforts, did not survive.

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