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Skier rescued on Mount Washington amid record heat

A fall down hundreds of feet on Mount Washington had other skiers racing to the rescue over the weekend.
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 10:15 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 7:58 AM EDT
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MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (WCAX) - A fall down hundreds of feet on Mount Washington had other skiers racing to the rescue over the weekend.

Police say Kirsten Hugger, 37, of Mount Vernon, was trying to ski the steep terrain when she fell Saturday afternoon.

The fall was reportedly down several hundred feet onto the rocks in the Great Gulf.

Other skiers helped her down to the rim of the Gulf, where they flagged down the Cog Railway Train to take her down the rest of the way.

Authorities say her injuries were not life-threatening, but she couldn’t have gotten down the mountain safely by herself.

Police say despite the snow on the mountain, temperatures hit a record 62 degrees for the day on Mount Washington.

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