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Thread: Tuckerman's Accident - Two Hikers fall/slide 500 plus over the lip

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    I hiked about 150 yards up what think was Lobster Claw and sat off to the side to watch the show several years ago. First, while sitting there I saw a snowboarder come tumbling down from way up with his board still on his back. Remarkably he was OK. Then, when I was ready to leave I thought glissading down would be fun. Came very close to tumbling myself.
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    On another rescue on 1/6 this is amazing that anyone would even think to do this, from the start time, to the lack of gear, I guess all you need is a phone..... https://nhfishgame.com/2021/01/07/lo...-dickey-trail/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    On another rescue on 1/6 this is amazing that anyone would even think to do this, from the start time, to the lack of gear, I guess all you need is a phone..... https://nhfishgame.com/2021/01/07/lo...-dickey-trail/
    So the discussion has started on these two young ladies being charged. Pretty quiet so far about the two young men on The Headwall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    On another rescue on 1/6 this is amazing that anyone would even think to do this, from the start time, to the lack of gear, I guess all you need is a phone..... https://nhfishgame.com/2021/01/07/lo...-dickey-trail/
    Hence the term, "The new normal"
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiguy View Post
    So the discussion has started on these two young ladies being charged. Pretty quiet so far about the two young men on The Headwall.
    That's why I went looking ion the NH Fish & Game Page. Because they refused medical attention and just drove themselves home, I guess it's been low key with no additional information. It seems one had no traction and climbing the headwall is beyond what Micro's was designed for, you could only preach that make sure your gear is up to your trip plan. (Okay, do we really think they had much of a plan, drive to PNVC, Get out of car, walk uphill, don't think they did much more than that.)

    The two young ladies, started at 2;00 in the winter, no lights, no traction, little to no gear winter in the Whites, one from KS, the other from Southern CT. I'd be hard pressed to come up with something they did right other than calling for help & therefore making sure one of their phones had a full charge before the trip. (maybe the plan was to do Osceola, or Lafayette or Moosilauke and they opted for Welsh Dickey
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiguy View Post
    So the discussion has started on these two young ladies being charged. Pretty quiet so far about the two young men on The Headwall.
    Cutler River drainage in winter, so USFS is responding agency, not NHFG. I don't think USFS has a policy of charging for rescue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jniehof View Post
    Cutler River drainage in winter, so USFS is responding agency, not NHFG. I don't think USFS has a policy of charging for rescue.
    Thanks for the reminder. So then the cost of this rescue came out of my Federal Taxes instead of my State Taxes.
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