Weare, N.H. • A hiker fell several hundred feet down a mountain and crawled in the snow for seven hours to get help.
Patrick Luk, of Weare, told WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1gPfTOI ) says he was hiking alone Monday and was about to ski back down Mount Adams when an ice slab broke free.
"I went to edge my uphill ski to prevent myself from sliding, and my binding released," he said. "And the terrain is so steep up there, if you lose a ski, you're going downhill."
The 22-year-old Luk, an experienced hiker and skier, said his helmet bore the brunt of the blows, but his face was bruised and battered. His knee was badly injured.