Backcountry Skiers Warned of Avalanche Conditions on Mt. Washington

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Avalanche danger was listed as “considerable” on Mount Washington Thursday. With back country snow sports on the rise in the Whites, and a recent rash of avalanches in ski areas out West, the Mount Washington Avalanche Center is reminding people to be cautious. Center director Frank Carus says the White Mountains haven't seen as unusual an avalanche rate as places like Colorado have this season. But the risk is still there, he says, especially for people who are under-prepared and venture out alone. "You don't have a lot of opportunities for learning because you don't trigger an avalanche, even though that day you may have come within six inches of hitting the trigger point, right?” he says. “But you didn't know it because you didn't trigger...

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Backcountry Skiers Warned of Avalanche Conditions on Mt. Washington

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