Tuckerman Ravine http://nhpr.org en Spring Skiing In Tuckerman Is Best It's Been In Decades http://nhpr.org/post/spring-skiing-tuckerman-best-its-been-decades <p></p><p>It’s a given: on spring weekends, if there’s good weather forecast, by 7 am the Tuckerman’s Ravine parking lot will be overflowing with hundreds of cars.</p><p></p><p>Tuckerman’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of the most storied backcountry ski slopes in the country, and every spring thousands of skiers brave avalanches and ice-falls to test themselves against the steep slope. On a crowded day, there are estimates that as many as 3,000 people make the trek up to the bowl.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:55:21 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 46915 at http://nhpr.org Spring Skiing In Tuckerman Is Best It's Been In Decades Avalanche Survivor Describes The Fall, The Flight And The Landing http://nhpr.org/post/avalanche-survivor-describes-fall-flight-and-landing <p>A 24-year-old Massachusetts man who survived an avalanche on Mount Washington Saturday afternoon says it was a bewildering and terrifying trip down the Tuckerman Ravine.</p><p>Adam Herman of Oak Bluffs, was walking ahead of his partner, Conor Lodge, when he felt the snow begin to give way.</p><p>He turned and desperately tried to sink his ice ax into the snow.</p><p>“It didn’t take, so I just fell,” he said.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:56:13 +0000 Chris Jensen 41024 at http://nhpr.org Rescuers Astounded Two Men In Avalanche Escaped Serious Injury http://nhpr.org/post/rescuers-astounded-two-men-avalanche-escaped-serious-injury <p>Rescuers say it is amazing that two men caught in an avalanche on Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine weren’t seriously injured, but they had a brutal ride.</p><p>The two men were on their way down Mount Washington Saturday afternoon when they missed the turn onto the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, says Jeff Lane, a snow ranger with the U.S. Forest Service.</p><p>Then, they walked into an area known as The Lip, triggering an avalanche that carried them through a perilous area.</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:20:28 +0000 Chris Jensen 40912 at http://nhpr.org Rescuers Astounded Two Men In Avalanche Escaped Serious Injury Massachusetts Man Died Monday On Tuckerman Ravine Trail http://nhpr.org/post/massachusetts-man-died-monday-tuckerman-ravine-trail <p>The 57-year-old man who died on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail Monday has been identified as Gary Muise of Sharon, Massachusetts.</p><p>Muise was hiking with his teenage daughters when he collapsed about two and one-half miles from the Pinkham Notch Visitor&rsquo;s Center, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>Rescuers were not able to revive him.</p><p>Fish and Game said he&nbsp;died as the result of a &quot;medical emergency&quot; and an autopsy is planned.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:48:50 +0000 Chris Jensen 10840 at http://nhpr.org Body of Massachusetts Man Recovered from Tuckerman Ravine http://nhpr.org/post/body-massachusetts-man-recovered-tuckerman-ravine <p>The body of a Massachusetts man who fell into a crevasse in the Tuckerman Ravine in April&nbsp;was recovered early Monday, according to a news release from the White Mountain National Forest.</p><p>Norman Priebatsch, 67, tripped while hiking and slid into a deep crevasse on April 1<sup>st</sup>.</p><p>While a searcher was partially lowered into the crevasse shortly after he fell the body couldn&rsquo;t be seen and experts concluded he couldn&rsquo;t have survived such a fall.</p><p>Additional efforts were suspended out of fear that a rescuer could be hurt or killed, officials said.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 22:00:13 +0000 Chris Jensen 5276 at http://nhpr.org Boston Man Missing After Falling Into Crevasse On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/boston-man-missing-after-falling-crevasse-mount-washington <p>A Massachusetts man fell into a deep crevasse in the Tuckerman Ravine Sunday afternoon and is thought to have died, according to a news release late Monday from the White Mountain National Forest.</p><p>The man was identified as Norman Priebatsch of Boston. &nbsp;He was said to be in his late 60&rsquo;s.</p><p>He was hiking with friends when he tripped and slid down a slope before falling into a crevasse between areas known as the Lunch Rocks and The Lip.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:47:53 +0000 Chris Jensen 2894 at http://nhpr.org