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A Cambridge father is defending his decision to take his two children climbing on Western Europe’s highest mountain, after the group survived an avalanche.
Patrick Sweeney, his 11-year-old daughter Shannon and his 9-year-old son Patrick, were a few thousand feet from reaching the summit two weeks ago in an area locals call the “Corridor of Death”, when the family heard a hissing noise.
A Cambridge father and his children, 11-year-old Shannon and 9-year-old Patrick, were a few thousand feet from their goal.
The Bruins clinched a playoff berth with a 2-0 win over the Avalanche Friday night.
Two men triggered an avalanche and plummeted some 800 feet in Tuckerman Ravine on Saturday.
Two hikers who triggered an avalanche on Mount Washington that carried them 800 feet over rocks, cliffs and ice were rescued early Sunday morning and treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials said.
Twelve hikers survived an avalanche while trying to climb to the peak of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
The Mount Washington Avalanche Center issued an advisory earlier in the day saying that avalanches were likely.
A 31-year-old ice climber fell about 1,300 feet after triggering an avalanche on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. He was able to call 911 and survived.