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Boston Children's Hospital Neuroscientist Dies While Climbing Mount Washington

Authorities say it appears 37-year-old Jeremy Ullmann slipped and fell more than 300 feet into a boulder-strewn area of Mount Washington

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    Boston Children's Hospital Neuroscientist Dies While Climbing Mount Washington
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    Left: Jeremy Ullmann, 37, of Somerville, Massachusetts; Right: A photo of the Mount Washington Wilderness Area provided by the U.S. Forest Service.

    The U.S. Forest Service says police are investigating the death of a Mount Washington climber who was hiking up a snowy and icy area of the Northeast's highest peak when he apparently slipped and fell more than 300 feet into a boulder-strewn area.

    The Forest Service said 37-year-old Jeremy Ullmann, of Somerville, Massachusetts, a neuroscientist at Boston Children's Hospital, died Feb. 10.

    Frank Carus of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center tells New Hampshire Public Radio that Ullmann fell into a boulder field known as the Fan.

    He said Ullmann had two ice axes, "one of which dragged quite well through the snow for a long distance." Carus said Ullmann was an experienced rock climber and mountaineer, but "this was an accident that could have happened to anyone."

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    Ullmann, who obtained his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University before getting his Ph.D. at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, is survived by his wife and 3-year-old son, in addition to his family and friends, according to his obituary


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