Harry Clay McDade, 73, of Littleton, NH died at his home October 13, 1997 after a long illness. Not a hutman, but a friend to many Greenleaf hutmen, Harry, a general surgeon, was known as the “Climbing Doctor” who was instrumental in the Cannon Mountain rescues in 1959 and organized the critical care response to the 1967 Cog Railway disastor. He was an expert in trauma, frostbite and hyperthermia and was active in international climbing expeditions, ornithology, ham radios, amateur flying, astronomy, fishing, canoeing, camping, skiing, botany, woodland management and wilderness medicine. He leaves his wife Connie, a daughter Donna Bain of Wolfeboro and a son Theodore of Worcester. Donations may be made to the Littleton Regional Hospital.

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