Hiking Accident Prevention: Hikers Who Perished On Mt. Washington

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New Hampshire Magazine Provides A List Of 161 Known Deaths From 1855 to 2019

New Hampshire Magazine May 19, 2019 –Mt. Washington’s Fatalities” By New Hampshire Magazine Staff

There are two additional casualties that ocurred after this article was published, bringing the total to 163. Sandra Lee 63, died on June 13, 2019 of hypothermia, and Joseph M. Gormley 60, on September 12, 2020 of unknown causes.

Mt. Washington Is Known For Fierce Winds, Extreme Cold, And Year-Round Snowfall. From April 1934 To 1996 It Held The World Record For the Highest Recorded Wind Speed At 232 mph.

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Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

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