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Team effort rescues hikers on Mount Washington
"This was a colossal team effort from many groups in the New Hampshire Search and Rescue community," Snow Ranger Christopher Joosen said in a new release issued Monday.
A party of 15 from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa., attempted to hike Mt. Washington's summit, setting out early Sunday morning, according to Joosen. But a smaller group later decided to separate and head back down to Pinkham Notch while the larger group continued to the summit, he said.
Meanwhile, the larger party had reached the summit and started back down in what Joosen described as deteriorating weather conditions
"Members from Mountain Rescue Service, the New Hampshire Fish and Game and U.S. Forest Service Snow Rangers made up three mixed teams," Joosen said.
"Two snow vehicles moved rescuers up and down the mountain, and finally, the lost group on the descent. Additional support, equipment and rescuers from the Appalachian Mountain Club, The Harvard Mountaineering Club, the Mount Washington Observatory, Friends of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center and the Mount Washington Auto Road helped tremendously," Joosen said, before the operation was completed at about 3:30 a.m. Monday.
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