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Mass. hiker rescued after fall in Huntington Ravine

MT. WASHINGTON — A 24-year-old Massachusetts hiker was rescued from Mount Washington Thursday after she slipped and fell on a very steep section of the Huntington Ravine Trail.

Anastasia Keck of Northampton was hiking with a friend around 3:40 p.m. Thursday at a point midway up the headwall of Huntington Ravine when she slipped and fell, tumbling several times before landing on a small ledge.

Although shaken, Keck remained conscious and was able to talk with her hiking partner, who called 911.

New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers, using cell phone coordinates provided by 911, relayed Keck's location to Mount Washington State Park staff, who responded to the scene.

A volunteer from the Appalachian Mountain Club arrived as well to assist in the rescue. Although scraped and bruised, Keck was able to hike out to the Mt. Washington Auto Road with the assistance of the rescuers.

Conservation officers met the rescue party along the Huntington Ravine Trail and transported Keck and her hiking partner to their vehicle, which was located at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.

All parties involved were safely off the trail by 6 p.m.

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