Woman Safe After Over Night Rescue On Mount Washington

SARGENT’S PURCHASE, NH – A New Hampshire woman was rescued from Mount Washington this morning.

Fish and Game officials responded to 45-year-old Amy Baker’s emergency locator beacon activation at 5:30 yesterday (Wednesday) evening after she became lost just above tree line.

Authorities said she had texted a friend prior to activating her beacon, saying that she had lost the trail due to high winds and drifting snow. Noting that she was in waist deep snow and moving slowly.

Using the information from the beacon Conservation Officers responded and hiked approximately 1.7 miles up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail then bushwhacked off trail to Baker’s location, arriving at 1:55 am this morning.

Officers were able to assist her, slowly hiking down the trail arriving at the trail head at 4:00 AM.

Authorities said that Baker had a hike safe card, the most essential equipment needed for a winter hike, but had left her snowshoes in her vehicle not planning on going off trail.