High avalanche danger on Mount Washington on Sunday after the storm


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In this photo from Sunday, May 3, 2015, 28-year-old Silas Miller of Conway, NH navigates more than 50 feet off an ice-covered cliff on the Headwall of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Steep slopes are considered the cradle of extreme skiing. Robert F. Bukaty

The Mount Washington Avalanche Center in New Hampshire warned Sunday of the dangers of traveling in and around avalanche terrain as wind and new snow have combined to create dangerous conditions for skiers.

The centre’s daily forecast warned that the avalanche danger in high and mid-altitude areas was “considerable”, the third highest warning level on its danger scale. In lower altitudes, the risk fell to “moderate”.

The risk has been heightened due to high winds and recent snow accumulations, the center said. Mount Washington, located among the White Mountains, received more than a foot of snow on Friday as New England was blanketed by a freezing winter storm, according to the National Weather Service.

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