Guest speaker Bill Moss will present a program on Mt. Washington, notorious for the worst weather in the world. Bill will share the stories of those who’ve lost their lives on the mountain, and what other hikers can do to prevent misfortune on the trail.
Highland Happenings Featured Evening Programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information, please call (603) 278-4453.
Trouble in the Presidentials: What a Mountaineering Accident Can Teach Us About Decision Making and Managing Risk
Although strikingly beautiful, Mount Washington and the surrounding Presidential Range hold the dubious distinction of having “the world’s worst weather.” The Presidential Range is also world-renowned for the challenging terrain it provides for alpinists, and as such has been the scene of hundreds of mountaineering accidents over the years. Certified Wilderness First Responder Ty Gagne will provide an in-depth analysis of a recent tragedy on the range and extend those lessons and others learned above tree-line into people’s roles as outdoor enthusiasts, and in their day-to-day lives.
All programs held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Summit Lodge’s Great Room. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call (603) 788-4004 for confirmation of dates and topics.