Lip Close Up

Two hikers were rescued last weekend after an avalanche on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington carried them down 800 feet of rocks, cliffs and ice.

The two were separated from fellow hikers and missed a turn on the trail due to low visibility. According to a report on, they unknowingly entered an avalanche area known as ‘‘the Lip,’’ triggering the avalanche that carried them to the bottom of Tuckerman Ravine.

For more coverage of the hikers involved in the Mount Washington avalanche, check out this report in the Bangor Daily News, and read their firsthand account in the Boston Herald.