Maine man rescued from New Hampshire mountain

Posted Feb. 04, 2012, at 11:05 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 05, 2012, at 8:21 p.m.

FRANCONIA, N.H. — A Buxton, Maine, climber is OK after being rescued in New Hampshire’s mountains. But 24-year-old Evan Embrey says he’s done with the White Mountains for now.

The Maine Sunday Telegram says Embrey was rescued Friday by New Hampshire guides near the summit of Mount Lafayette, where Embrey had broken a snowshoe and high winds forced him off a trail into chest-high snow.

Embrey set out late Friday morning from a Franconia parking lot. He had plenty of gear and the weather at first was good. By early afternoon, after he crossed the 5,249-foot summit, the wind picked up, gusting to about 60 mph.

The wind knocked him off his feet and Embrey moved below the tree line to find shelter. Instead, he found chest-high snow and, without his snowshoes, he couldn’t get through it.

Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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