A skier was lucky to walk away with only minor injuries yesterday after having a frightening fall into a waterfall hole on Tuckerman Ravine.
According to officials with the Mount Washington Avalanche Center, the skier fell roughly 30 feet into a deep waterfall hole in the headwall of Tuckerman Ravine.
It took the skier 20 minutes to get out of the hole. The skier’s partners and bystanders were able to help the skier.
The skier was reportedly dangerously wet and cold, but he was lucky to be able to climb out and only suffer minor injuries. They said several such falls at Tuckerman have been fatal.
Officials with the Mount Washington Avalanche Center warn that water flowing under snow and ice presents a hazard in the area during the winter and spring. Waterfalls can change from ice to flowing water rapidly, altering conditions surprisingly fast.