Reports of rescues and accidents in New Hampshire’s White Mountains during the late spring, summer, and fall of 2022. Two casual hikers who “had nothing” with them (in the words of New Hampshire Fish & Game officers) get stuck on a cliff off Greenleaf Trail. An attempted June 17 traverse of the Presidentials ends in tragedy. A lightly-equipped trail runner falls near Mount Isolation and cannot get out on his own. A skier accessing May snow from the Mount Washington Auto Road falls 700 feet. An Appalachian Trail thru-hiker is badly injured near Mount Eisenhower. A hiker who had eaten very little becomes gravely ill. The use of helicopters in rescues is evaluated. NHFG officers deal with two ice-slipping accidents at once. A hiker suffers a cardiac emergency on Mount Pierce.
"Accidents: Analysis from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Occasionally Elsewhere,"
Appalachia: Vol. 74:
2, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/appalachia/vol74/iss2/13