" "

Hiker Dies in White Mountains

According to NH Fish & Game officials, experienced hiker Christopher Roma, 37, of Thornton, NH, died of exposure last week on Mount Guyot in the White Mountains. Roma was hiking alone on Jan. 26 when he became trapped on the mountain by high winds, single-digit temperatures, and snow, officials said.

After friends alerted search-and-rescue personnel to Roma’s plight late Tuesday night, a rescue effort involving NH Fish & Game, Pemi Valley Search & Rescue, and Mountain Rescue Service began at 2:00 a.m. on January 17. However, their efforts were hampered by waist-deep snow, high winds, and whiteout conditions. Later that day, the New Hampshire Army National Guard attempted three separate flights to the area, but were prevented from reaching Mount Guyot due to low clouds. At 5:00 p.m. a team from Mountain Rescue Service finally located Roma, who had died. His body was removed from the mountain via helicopter on January 18.



Explore New England