Fish and Game: Hiker OK, But Watch Out for Fast-Changing Weather

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Mount Washington

By Chris Jensen

A Czech hiker whose tent partially collapsed Saturday night in high winds on Mount Washington prompting a call for help made it out safety Sunday morning, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Conservation officer Matt Holmes said Alexander Slavic, 27, of the Czech Republic called just after midnight from near the intersection of the Glen Boulder Trail and Davis Path.

Holmes said Slavic was worried, but said he had a warm sleeping bag and extra clothing and thought he would be okay.

At dawn, Fish and Game officers headed up to check on Slavic and found him hiking down with another person who happened upon him and offered help.

“Mr. Slavic was found to be very well prepared and in good physical condition, suffering only from fatigue,” Holmes said.

But Holmes said the incident is a reminder that spring hiking can be challenging with sudden weather changes and many trails still covered with snow.


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