Mount Washington

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Hiker Survives 200-Foot Fall on Mount Washington

Ashley Furness, 35, was rescued with the Cog Railway train's help

(Newser) - A hiker descending Mount Washington who fell about 200 feet and got hurt was rescued with the help of the Cog Railway train that takes visitors up and down the summit during tourism season. New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers said the hiker, Ashley Furness, 35, of Bartlett, was... More »

Rescued Hiker, 80, May Have to Foot the Bill

Officials say he didn't have the right gear for Mt. Washington

(Newser) - An 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday, amid efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the popular tourist destination. Authorities may even file criminal charges in the... More »

Hiker, 80, Defends Grandsons After Mount Washington Ordeal

James Clark says he told them to hike on without him, later needed rescue

(Newser) - The rescue of a hiker from frigid Mount Washington in New Hampshire is making headlines for the unusual circumstances surrounding it—the hiker was 80 years old, and he'd told his two grandsons to hike on without him because he was embarrassed about slowing them down. They did so,... More »

Mount Washington Mascot Dies

Nin charmed visitors, staff for 12 years

(Newser) - Mount Washington’s mascot of 12 years died last week at 19 or possibly 20, the Boston Globe reports. Nin the cat “brought a little piece of home” to the New Hampshire mountain’s observatory, says its executive director. He wasn’t much bothered by the site’s vicious... More »

This Camel Climbed Mount Washington

(Newser) - A camel named Josh has joined the ranks of backwards-walkers and wheelbarrow-pushers to become the first of his kind to summit New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, the Union Leader reports. Josh and his support team of two handlers, two horses, and a dog took 6 hours to reach the 6,... More »

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