A 20-year-old backcountry skier died after falling 600 feet on Mount Washington

Two others were rescued amid icy and stormy conditions.

A 20-year-old backcountry skier has died after falling 600 feet into a ravine on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, according to authorities, and two other people have been rescued from the area.

On Saturday, Madison fell about 600 vertical feet into Saltsburg's Mount Tuckerman Valley in Washington, suffering fatal traumatic injuries during the fall, according to a US Forest Service press release on Sunday.

Responding officials from the Mount Washington Avalanche Center (MWAC) are working to evacuate Saltsburg from the mountain.

The MWAC Snow Ranger team responded to two other skiers who sustained traumatic injuries from rocks and ice when they fell down the firm and icy snow surface.

The National Weather Service A winter storm warning has been issued for Mount Washington, predicting wet, heavy snow and gusty winds of up to 1 foot.

“Throughout the year, this very steep ski mountaineering terrain and other areas around Mount Washington are subject to ever-changing mountain hazards,” the US Forest Service said. “These typically include avalanches, open crevices, icy steep slopes, and falling rocks and snow.”

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern United States

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