2 rescued in Mt Washington hike first done 40 years ago

August 1, 2018

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Crews have come to the aid of a father and daughter stranded on a hike to the summit of Mount Washington, one that they first completed 40 years ago.

Fish and Game conservation officers said 77-year-old Carl Bergeson, of Ocala, Florida, and his daughter, 51-year-old Krista Brousse, of Kankakee, Illinois, attempted the Tuckerman Ravine Trail hike up the highest peak in the northeastern United States on Wednesday.

Officers got a call that Bergeson was about a half-mile below the 6,288-foot summit and couldn’t continue due to exhaustion. It was 54 degrees at the summit, with 24 mph winds.

Two conservation officers hiked from the summit down the trail. Bergeson eventually was found Wednesday night, north of the trail and near a parking lot. He was cold and tired, but otherwise uninjured.