James Watts, 24, of New York, died on March 1 while soloing Pinnacle Gully
on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Watts was swept off the route by an avalanche and fell approximately 1,000 feet down the WI 3 route. His body was found by a hiker around 3 p.m. The Pinnacle Gully
area including Huntington Ravine
has been the scene of numerous avalanches and accidents. In late January, three climbers were injured
when they triggered an avalanche and were swept down central gully.