Sometimes properly planning for a trip means to skip the trip

You can know and trust your equipment as well as possible, but there are limits to human endurance and capabilities.  Kate activated a GPS tracker beacon when she got into trouble, but it’s not a sure thing.   In this kind of weather, maybe bring a buddy.  When it’s 30 below out, maybe stay indoors.

“Unfortunately, a lot of the coordinates that we received over the night are all over the place within a mile circumference,” said Lt. Jim Goss of New Hampshire Fish and Game.
Crews were forced to suspend the search because of the extreme conditions.
“Well, I think the temperature last night was 30 below, and there were winds of over 100 mph on the summit,” Goss said.

RIP Kate.

(pictures from other sites)

http://www.wmur.com/news/rescuers-search-for-missing-hiker-near-mt-adams/31294362

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Smokebeard has hiked the 2652 mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 2160+ mile Appalachian Trail, the 73+ mile Great Glen Cycle Route, all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks, the 78+ mile Rhode Island North/South Trail, and the Saranac Six. He is also a certified Leave No Trace Trainer. A former MATC Caretaker in the Piazza Rock/Saddleback area, he’s passionate about applying Leave No Trace as an ethical system. His latest adventure was a 3 week thruhike of the 273 mile Long Trail in Vermont.

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