Mount Washington Avalanche Center Director Frank Carus delivers a presentation and case study on the 2020 avalanche fatality in Ammonoosuc Ravine, Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
This incident impacted our community greatly. The victim was experienced, well known, and loved within the backcountry community.
Backcountry travel in avalanche terrain is dangerous. We hope this case study furthers your understanding of avalanche hazards, risk management, and decision making in our forecast area.
This presentation was originally presented at the 2021 Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop.