Yes. Another fatality. Emily Sotelo, as @Hates Ramen and @Rainforest point out. To me, what stands out is the misplaced confidence in very little experience. Both casualties had met quantitative benchmarks that are like résumé bullet points: “almost 48 4,000 foot-ers” and “section-hiked the Long Trail”. Doing a bunch of miles/peaks on populated trails in benign weather is confused with experience, when really, it’s about putting one foot in front of the other.Not another one......I'm pulling out my hair. Missing teenage hiker in NH White Mountains. Another one where the odds of survival are very low.
STW has a thread on “What is experience?”