Second Hiker in a Month Dies on Mount Washington After Collapsing

A hiker from Canada who was climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire collapsed at the summit Thursday afternoon (August 25) and later died.

The 46-year-old hiker, who lives in Quebec, was going up the 6,288-foot peak with his adult son.

“They had completed the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and reached the Lake of the Clouds Hut,” the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said in a statement. “Upon reaching the hut, the man began complaining of shortness of breath, but continued hiking slowly to the summit of Mt. Washington with his son.”

State park staff, as well as two nurses and a doctor who were also hiking, rushed to perform CPR and deploy a defibrillator but the man did not survive.

On July 30, a man died after being found unconscious and not breathing on the same mountain. Rescue groups had to carry his body nearly a mile to the Cog Railway train.

Hiker Dies on Mount Washington, Rescuers Carry Body Nearly a Mile