GORHAM, N.H. (AP) – Two climbers escaped serious injury when they were carried in an avalanche in the White Mountain’s Tuckerman Ravine, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The Conway Daily Sun reported the climbers’ names weren’t released but one was from Holbrook, Mass., and the other was from Danville, Vt.

Forest Service Snow Ranger Jeff Lane said the two were incredibly lucky – they managed to pass through a rocky section unscathed and land on top of the snow in some trees Saturday.

He said the pair had planned to access hiking trails to the summit of Mount Washington, then descend through Tuckerman Ravine.

Lane said one climber was working his way around a slab when the avalanche released. Both were carried downhill over a small cliff and down a slope, and one seemed able to slow himself a bit. They were able to walk away.

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