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02-18-2015, 19:01
Very sad news.


(Bloomberg) -- Kate Matrosova, a New York-based credit trader for France’s BNP Paribas SA, has died after she was stranded in a blizzard while hiking alone in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. She was 32.

Her body was found at about 2 p.m. Monday between Mount Madison and Mount Adams in the Presidential Range, according to a news release from the state’s Fish and Game Department. A search had begun after she activated an emergency locator beacon at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. Matrosova died of exposure to temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit and winds of up to 108 miles (174 kilometers) per hour.

Matrosova, who lived in New York City, was dropped off at the base of the mountains early on Feb. 15 by her husband, Charlie Farhoodi, Lieutenant Wayne T. Saunders of the Fish and Game Department, said today in a telephone interview. Farhoodi is a vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York, according to his LinkedIn.com profile.

She planned to hike alone to the top of Mount Madison before heading through Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson and the 6,288-foot (1,917-meter) Mount Washington, the highest peak in the U.S. Northeast. Rescue teams were unable to access the area overnight because of the high winds and falling temperatures.

“I guess if you are going to hike in this type of weather, you need to be in a more sheltered area, not up on an open exposed ridgeline,” Jim Goss, a Fish and Game official, said in an interview with WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. “There’s just no room for error in a place like that.”

02-18-2015, 19:03
Pls see existing thread. Thank you