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    NH - Kate Matrosova, 32, White Mountains, 15 February 2015

    Kate Matrosova - https://www.facebook.com/kate.matrosova.39

    Rescuers search for missing hiker in White Mountains
    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department officers are planning to resume their search for a hiker in the White Mountains who activated a personal locator beacon indicating an emergency. Sgt. Mark Ober says crews searched through the night Sunday in fierce winds and frigid temperatures for the hiker. They hiked over 3 miles to a location north of Mt. Madison and searched in deep snow and woods in an area identified by the signal.

    Searchers were unable to find any sign of the hiker and were forced to suspend the search due to temperatures of 20 degrees below zero with winds of 60 to 80 miles an hour and low visibility.
    http://www.wcax.com/story/28118133/r...hite-mountains
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    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    This is so scary. She must have been hiking alone? I wonder if the searchers went far enough. I have heard that the biggest problem with S&R teams is that they never think the hikers can get as far as they do so they never go far enough.

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    oh no

    Hoping since she appears to be experienced, that she has supplies with her and a space blanket! Hoping for the best

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    Last night was one of the coldest nights we've had in NH in a long time, with hurricane-force winds in many areas, so I hope she was able to dig a snow cave and maybe had a stove with her or a way to keep warm. Last night, the summit of Mount Washington, which isn't very far from where she's hiking, was one of the coldest places on the earth - other than the South Pole (http://www.wcvb.com/weather/stronges...ngton/31293322). She seems experienced, but anyone hiking alone in these weather conditions (which had been forecast for several days, so she should have known about them) is really putting themselves - and possibly others - in danger. I just hope she's found safe, and I hope the search and rescue team stays safe, too.

    Some info for people unfamiliar with the area where she's hiking: According to an article at WMUR.com (http://www.wmur.com/news/rescuers-se...adams/31294362), she's on or near Mount Adams, which is the second-highest mountain in NH after Mount Washington. Mount Adams is located just north of Mount Washington.
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    Being from Alaska, even I wouldn't take that kind of a trip in blizzard like conditions. Probably not a smart decision. I mean I can see she's experienced and all, but sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand. Be that as it may, I hope she's found QUICKLY.
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    At least she was smart enough to have an emergency beacon! I have heard that they can usually lead trackers to within 20 feet of where you are. Could she be under the snow??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickets View Post
    Last night was one of the coldest nights we've had in NH in a long time, with hurricane-force winds in many areas, so I hope she was able to dig a snow cave and maybe had a stove with her or a way to keep warm. Last night, the summit of Mount Washington, which isn't very far from where she's hiking, was one of the coldest places on the earth - other than the South Pole (http://www.wcvb.com/weather/stronges...ngton/31293322). She seems experienced, but anyone hiking alone in these weather conditions (which had been forecast for several days, so she should have known about them) is really putting themselves - and possibly others - in danger. I just hope she's found safe, and I hope the search and rescue team stays safe, too.

    Some info for people unfamiliar with the area where she's hiking: According to an article at WMUR.com (http://www.wmur.com/news/rescuers-se...adams/31294362), she's on or near Mount Adams, which is the second-highest mountain in NH after Mount Washington. Mount Adams is located just north of Mount Washington.
    Agreed. Seems inconceivable someone would head out with that sort of forecast

    Sending good vibes to the search party.

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    Unfortunately, the news has just reported that she died from exposure

    http://www.wmur.com/news/rescuers-se...adams/31294362

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    Sadly, this is what I expected. This didn't need to happen. I hope this will be a lesson for others...God rest her soul.
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."


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    An advance team made up of Fish and Game officers, Mountain Rescue Services members and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue members was able to get to the area in 108 mph winds and subzero temperatures.
    Gratitude and many thanks are not enough for those who went looking for her in those conditions - putting their own lives at risk. Incredible selflessness.

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    The search and rescue team should be commended for the challenges they endured to find this hiker albeit too late to save her from the elements. Not to bash the victim but it was selfish of her to take that hike knowing the conditions were deteriorating before leaving.
    This is from Thursday Mt. Washington
    http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/Sev...ngton/18179664

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    The search and rescue team should be commended for the challenges they endured to find this hiker albeit too late to save her from the elements. Not to bash the victim but it was selfish of her to take that hike knowing the conditions were deteriorating before leaving.
    This is from Thursday Mt. Washington
    http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/Sev...ngton/18179664
    Great call Topcat! Excellent!
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    The search and rescue team should be commended for the challenges they endured to find this hiker albeit too late to save her from the elements. Not to bash the victim but it was selfish of her to take that hike knowing the conditions were deteriorating before leaving.
    This is from Thursday Mt. Washington
    http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/Sev...ngton/18179664
    I'm not sure if you're aware, but that story is from 2 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickets View Post
    I'm not sure if you're aware, but that story is from 2 years ago.
    Thanks I wasn't aware of the date as it was on the same page as our subject's recovery. I didn't base my statement on that story but on the past weeks weather reports .

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