I worked in the AMC huts with Jeff Leich, whose contributions to skiing history in the Whites is second to none.
Agreed on Chris Joosen, great guy, who loaned us the USFS Rammsonde penetrometer for a snow pit study in Tucks for a student’s undergraduate honors project. Funny part was that Chris had not used the device, which was stashed unseen in the loft of their cabin in Tucks. I believe that Chris was responsible for initiating the annual ESAW events each November in the NC area.
I was also impressed with Frank Caras, whom I think was absolutely heroic, along with Jeff Fongemie, Helton Hoffer, and Sarah Goodnow, in trying to save Nick Benedict after his avy burial in Raymond Cataract in April 2019. The lengthy report in the MWAC archives is heartbreaking.