CAMPTON, NH. (THECOUNT) — Jeremy Ullmann, of Somerville, Massachusetts, a neuroscientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, has been identified as the victim killed in a fall while rock climbing Mount Washington, in New Hampshire.
The U.S. Forest Service says officials are investigating the death of the 37-year-old Mount Washington climber who was hiking up a snowy and icy area of the Northeast’s highest peak when he apparently slipped and fell more than 300 feet into a boulder-strewn area.
Frank Carus of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center tells New Hampshire Public Radio that Ullmann fell into a boulder field known as the Fan.
He said Ullmann had two ice axes, ‘‘one of which dragged quite well through the snow for a long distance.’’ Carus said Ullmann was an experienced rock climber and mountaineer, but ‘‘this was an accident that could have happened to anyone.’’ source
Geo quick facts: Campton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 3,333 at the 2010 census. Campton, which includes the villages of Blair, Campton Hollow, Lower Campton and West Campton, is home to Blair State Forest and Livermore Falls State Forest – Wikipedia.