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Mount Washington hikers in avalanche rescued

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. — The Iraq war had taken his leg. And it had taken four of his buddies.

On Thursday, as US Marine veteran Keith Zeier slowly made his way to the summit of Mount Washington — an effort to honor the former sergeant’s fallen colleagues and raise money for their families billed as Ascents of Honor — an­ ­avalanche nearly took his life.

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