My day job is working as a reporter and news editor for the Conway Daily Sun, the daily newspaper that covers the Mount Washington Valley. Most of the time my job has little to do with climbing, but on Thursday an avalanche caught 12 climbers on Mount Washington. Nine of them slid, and three took the full ride. The story I wrote Friday is here, and it’s worth reading. It is NOT the full story (no news story ever is), but it was as much as I could throw together before deadline. I wrote a followup today, and it should be out in a few hours. I’ll put that up here as well as soon as it is. In the meantime, stay safe out there.
Update: Here is the followup article, as well as a writeup from the U.S. Forest Service Snow Rangers.