Although strikingly beautiful, Mount Washington and the surrounding Presidential Range hold a dubious distinction of having "the world's worst weather."
The Presidential Range is also world-renowned for the challenging terrain it provides for alpinists, and as such, has been the scene of hundreds of mountaineering accidents over the years.
In an upcoming program at Weeks State Park, Ty Gagne will provide an in-depth analysis of a recent tragedy on the range and extend those lessons and others learned above the tree-line into people's roles as outdoor enthusiasts, and in their day-to-day lives.
Gagne, chief executive officer of Primex3, has held executive positions in the municipal, non-profit, and healthcare sectors. He holds a master of public administration from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor of science from Granite State College.
Gagne is a member of the Leadership NH Class of 2013, and is co-founder of Leadership Central NH. He completed the program for senior executives in state and local government at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He holds the associate in risk pool management and the associate in risk management for public entities designations and is a certified wilderness first responder.
The special 90-minute presentation, "Trouble in the Presidentials: What a mountaineering accident can teach us about decision making and managing risk," will be held in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park and will begin at 7 p.m. on June 29.
Visitors are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches.
Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, about 2 miles south of Lancaster.
This free, public program is sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, N.H. Division of Parks and UNH Cooperative Extension.
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