American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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New Hampshire, White Mountains, Mt. Adams

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  • Publication Year: 1964

New Hampshire, White Mountains, Mt. Adams. On 30 December Charles Button and Owen Ferrini and 8 others climbed Mt. Adams in -25 to -30°F weather and 30-70 mph winds. On their return as they faced into the wind Button and Ferrini suffered severe frotsbite of their feet due to inadequate foot gear. Other members of the party suffered minor frost bite of the face even though they wore face masks. Button and Ferrini had to be evacuated.

Source: George Hamilton.

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