Straying off one of the most difficult summer routes on the entire White Mountain National Forest, a Massachusetts man was recently rescued after he became stranded on technical terrain near Huntington Ravines’ Central Gully on Mount Washington, according to an article on ConwayDailySun.com.
Frank Tonioli of Halifax, Massachusetts, and Robert Wheeler of Marshfield, Massachusetts, had decided to hike up the Huntington Ravine Trail. Tonioli left the marked hiking trail and climbed up into technical rock-climbing terrain, where he became stranded, unable to go up or down.
Having no equipment, food, water or technical experience, his partner dialed 911 requesting a rescue. The U.S. Forest Service was notified at approximately 3 p.m.
The hiker’s location was in some of the most rugged steep rock terrain on Mount Washington, which was complicated by occasional rainfall.