Posted: Mar 29, 2010 11:40 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Authorities say a Colorado man hiking on New Hampshire's Mount Adams is safe after rescuers helped him walk off the mountain.
The New Hampshire Union Leader says a nine-member rescue team and Douglas Soholt made it off the mountain at about 1 a.m. Monday as bad weather closed in. Officials say Soholt fell about 1,500-feet into King Ravine on the Gulfside Trail on the north side of the mountain at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
He suffered a minor head injury. Fish and Game Lt. Douglas Gralenski says that Soholt's hiking partner, Nathan Blauss, directed rescuers to the spot where Soholt had fallen.
Gralenski said Soholt was not carrying an ice ax that could have stopped his slide.