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New York woman dies hiking in New Hampshire

By David Henry BLOOMBERG NEWS FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Kate Matrosova, a New York-based credit trader for France’s BNP Paribas SA, has died after becoming stranded in a blizzard during a hike in the New Hampshire mountains. She was 32.

Her body was found at about 2 p.m. Monday between Mount Madison and Mount Adams in the Presidential Range, according to a news release from the state’s Fish and Game Department. A search had begun after she activated an emergency locator beacon at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. Matrosova died of exposure to temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit and winds of up to 108 miles (174 kilometers) per hour.


Matrosova, who lived in New York City, was dropped off at the base of the mountains early on Feb. 15 by her husband, Charlie Farhoodi, Lieutenant Wayne T. Saunders of the Fish and Game Department, said today in a telephone interview. Farhoodi is a vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York, according to his LinkedIn.com profile.

She planned to hike alone to the top of Mount Madison before heading through Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson and the 6,288-foot (1,917-meter) Mount Washington, the highest peak in the U.S. Northeast. Rescue teams were unable to access the area overnight because of the high winds and falling temperatures.

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“I guess if you are going to hike in this type of weather, you need to be in a more sheltered area, not up on an open exposed ridgeline,” Jim Goss, a Fish and Game official, said in an interview with WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. “There’s just no room for error in a place like that.”

Career History

The Russian-born trader had worked in her latest job since August, according to her LinkedIn page. Previously, she spent 17 months as an intern in Paris-based BNP Paribas’s corporate and investment-banking unit, assigned to foreign-exchange and interest-rate structuring and currency trading.

“My goal is to have as much exposure to the company and to different teams,” Matrosova said of her BNP Paribas placement in a 2013 interview with the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied. “I try to find a new person every day and take them to coffee and shadow them for an hour to see what they do. It’s amazing what you can learn.”


Matrosova previously worked as an investment adviser for more than three years and at JPMorgan as a financial analyst from June 2006 to January 2008. Her financial career began at Chicago-based Morningstar, where she was an equity-research intern.

‘Deeply Saddened’

“We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague, Kate Matrosova,” BNP Paribas said in an e-mailed statement. “Our thoughts are with her family.”

Originally from Omsk, Russia, near the border with Kazakhstan, Ekaterina Matrosova moved to the U.S. in 2002 to study, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail newspaper.

She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at DePaul University in Chicago in 2006, attended a numerical-analysis course at Harvard University’s extension school in 2012 and earned a master’s in financial engineering at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley in 2014, according to her LinkedIn page.

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PICTURED: Banker wife of JP Morgan vice president found dead after getting stranded in treacherous conditions on holiday climb

Kate Matrosova, 32, found dead in New Hampshire mountains on Monday
It was 24 hours after she activated emergency beacon for rescuers
She had just climbed Mount Madison, elevation 5,400 feet, before it was hit by 100mph wind and temperatures of -30F
Matrosova, a BNP Paribas banker, was dropped off at the base on Sunday at 5am by her husband who is thought to be a JP Morgan Vice President
The couple shared a $1 million apartment in Midtown Manhattan
Matrosova planned to climb to the top alone then climb another 4 peaks
Born in Russia, she moved to the US in 2002 and attended Harvard and University of California, Berkeley

By Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:42 EDT, 16 February 2015 | Updated: 07:31 EDT, 17 February 2015


An investment banker was found dead after attempting to climb the Northeast's highest peak on Monday afternoon - 24 hours after she called for help as she hiked through 100 mph winds.

Kate Matrosova, 32, arrived at the base of New Hampshire's 5,400ft Mount Madison at 5am on Sunday, dropped off by her husband Charlie Farhoodi, who is listed on LinkedIn as a Vice President at JP Morgan.

Within hours, she activated an emergency beacon amid treacherous conditions but a team was unable to locate her in the blizzard.

Her body was found 24 hours later. It appears she died of exposure to the extreme temperatures overnight.
Tragic: BNP Paribas credit trader Kate Matrosova, 32, was found dead 24 hours after she called for help as she hiked up Mount Madison. The summit in New Hampshire is the Northeast's highest peak at 6,300 feet
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Matrosova lived in New York City
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Tragic: BNP Paribas credit trader Kate Matrosova, 32, was found dead 24 hours after she called for help as she hiked up Mount Madison
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Married: Matrosova was dropped off at the range at 5am on Sunday by husband Charlie Farhoodi (left) who is listed on LinkedIn as the Vice President of JP Morgan. The couple shared a $1 million apartment in Manhattan
Emergency: A search team was unable to locate Matrosova (pictured in January) for 24 hours after her call
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Emergency: A search team was unable to locate Matrosova (pictured in January) for 24 hours after her call

She had been attempting to climb the Presidential Range of the White Mountains - which includes the highest peak in the Northeast - Mount Washington - elevation 6,300 feet

Russia-born Matrosova, who lived in a $1 million apartment in Midtown Manhattan with Farhoodi, planned to climb to the top of Madison before venturing across three other summits in the so-called Presidential Range, reports claim.

As the day progressed, the region was hit by winds exceeding 100mph and temperatures plummeted to -30F.

The BNP Paribas credit trader sent her coordinates to rescuers on Sunday afternoon.

However, it took the team almost 24 hours to locate her.
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After a failed attempt on Sunday, a National Guard crew flew over the area with a helicopter on Monday morning but couldn't see anything because of blowing snow and had to turn back.

'Unfortunately, a lot of the coordinates that we received over the night were all over the place within a mile circumference,' Fish and Game Lt. Jim Goss told WMUR-TV.

Mount Madison is part of a series of summits named after presidents and other prominent Americans, which is collectively called the Presidential Range.
Grueling: Mt Madison (pictured, not with Matrosova) was hit by 100 mph winds and a blizzard on Sunday night
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Grueling: Mt Madison (pictured, not with Matrosova) was hit by 100 mph winds and a blizzard on Sunday night
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She was found between Mt Madison and Mt Adams (top right), believed to have died from exposure to the cold
Plans: Authorities say Matrosova planned to climb all four peaks of the Presidential Range on her own
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Plans: Authorities say Matrosova planned to climb all four peaks of the Presidential Range on her own
Matrosova, whose full name is Ekaterina, hailed from Omsk, Russia, before moving to Chicago to study in 2002
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Matrosova, whose full name is Ekaterina, hailed from Omsk, Russia, before moving to Chicago to study in 2002
Matrosova's Facebook showed her to be very active, with numerous images of hikes and white water rafting
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Matrosova's Facebook showed her to be very active, with numerous images of hikes and white water rafting

According to WMUR-TV, Matrosova was going to venture through Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson and Mount Washington after reaching the top of Mount Madison.

She found between Mount Madison and Mount Adams.

A team made up of Fish and Game officers, Mountain Rescue Services members and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue members braved 108mph winds and frigid temperatures to reach the area.

'I guess if you are gonna hike in this type of weather you need to be in a more sheltered area, not up on an open exposed ridgeline,' Goss said. 'There's just no room for error in a place like that.'

It is believed Matrosova, whose full name is Ekaterina Matrosova, hailed from Omsk in Russia before moving to Chicago to study in 2002.

She completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Finance and Marketing at Chicago's DePaul University in 2006.

Matrosova's first job was with JP Morgan as a financial analyst, before moving to Beach Capital Management where she reached the role of Investment Adviser.

In 2012, she attended Harvard University Extension School to study Numerical Analysis before obtaining a masters in financial engineering from the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business in 2013.
Vice President: Widower Charlie Farhoodi's job on LinkedIn is listed as Vice President of JP Morgan
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Vice President: Widower Charlie Farhoodi's job on LinkedIn is listed as Vice President of JP Morgan
Tribute: This picture was posted on Facebook in tribute to Matrosova with a friend called her 'a vibrant spirit'
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Tribute: This picture was posted on Facebook in tribute to Matrosova with a friend called her 'a vibrant spirit'

After interning for a year at BNP Paribas, she accepted the role of Credit Trading Associate in August 2014.

Based on Facebook pictures, she appeared to be very active, with numerous images of hikes and white water rafting. Her interests are listed on LinkedIn as mountain climbing, judo and scuba diving.

Friends and relatives paid tribute to Matrosova online, posting pictures of the 32-year-old.

One wrote: 'Rest in peace...' with a photograph of Matrosova hiking through sunlight snowy woodland.

Another described her as 'a vibrant spirit'.

A blizzard watch was issued for coastal New England over the weekend that touched on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest, which encompasses the Presidential Range.

The region saw up to 14 inches of snow in some areas.



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isthisnewsreally, Dallas, United States, 2 years ago

I guess money doesn't buy common sense


Xpat73, Boston, United States, 2 years ago

Glad I know how much their apartment is worth!


MotherEarth, Beyond The Stars, United States, 2 years ago

I lived in New Hampshire for many years, everyone knows Mount Washington Range even in summer the weather can change so fast. That is absolutely crazy to go hiking, or backpacking. Their must be more to this more to the story.

Hawk59, Norwich, 2 years ago

The highest winds in the world, at 231 miles per hour, have been recorded on Mount Washington, and the weather is highly unpredictable, even in summer. I have been to the top of this mountain several times and there is no way that I would I even dream of attempting a climb in the middle of February above the tree-like. The temperatures and the wind chill factor are bad enough at lower elevations!


New Hampshire, Sandown, United States, 2 years ago

We are very sad to lose a valued member of our winter hiking community. Star Lake near where she was found is a very beautiful area with the imposing wall of Mount Adams rising up to your right and the Great Gulf ravine spilling out in front of you. Great work by the SAR to find her in such terrible conditions. As a many times visitor to these ridges in winter, you have to pick your days carefully. When the Mount Washington Obs posts the higher summits forecast as "Grave" as it was on Sunday, it's a better day to sit it out. Also never hike alone in winter especially in an area as dangerous as this. I have taken many inexperienced hikers into the wilderness and we always tell them to pick a buddy to hike with. On this particular day, the Presidential Range had the second worst weather in the world with only Antarctica being worse. Wind chill was -80-F


free4free, Mission, United States, 2 years ago

I'm sorry she died but why did she think climbing a mountain in some of the coldest temperatures in recent years was a good idea? Didn't she check the weather before she left home?


ioniancat21, NYC, United States, 2 years ago

I'm happy she had the opportunity to do what she loved, but taking risks like climbing the peaks of mountains without a partner or communication options in emergency situations is not very smart and sadly, it cost her a good life with many years of happiness and adventure. When taking risks like this, always have a backup plan...

Pirate.Kitten, Houston, United States, 2 years ago

Why?! Why not stay home, get drunk and watch movies?!


Egypt princess, Lafayette, United States, 2 years ago

Just shows degrees don't prove intelligence. What a stupid thing to do in this weather.

readerinamherst, amherst, 2 years ago

Did this woman not look at a weather report before embarking on this climb? Did she not know that winds on New Hampshire mountains routinely exceed 100mph in winter?

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New York City Banker Found Frozen to Death in New Hampshire

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02/17/15 02:30PM
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The frozen body of a 32-year-old Manhattan woman was discovered Monday after a team of rescuers braved 108-mile-per hour winds trying to save her before it was too late.

According to reports, Kate Matrosova—a financial analyst from Siberia—was dropped off at the base of the White Mountains on Sunday by her husband, a banker at JP Morgan.

She reportedly planned to hike through several mountains before scaling Mt. Washington, the highest peak—but activated her emergency beacon within a few hours of setting out.

Then the horror set in—responding rescue crews were unable to locate her. Reports NBC:

Search and rescue crews couldn't reach the area overnight because of extreme winds exceeding 100 mph and temperatures about 30 degrees below zero, authorities said.

A National Guard crew flew over the area with a helicopter on Monday morning but couldn't see anything because of blowing snow and had to turn back.

A team made up of Fish and Game officers, Mountain Rescue Services members and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue members braved 108 mph winds and frigid temperatures to reach the area. They said it appears Matrosova, 32, died of exposure to the extreme temperatures.
Her frozen body was finally discovered on Monday.

"I guess if you are gonna hike in this type of weather you need to be in a more sheltered area, not up on an open exposed ridgeline," New Hampshire's Fish and Game Lt. Jim Goss told WMUR-TV. "There's just no room for error in a place like that."

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Kate Matrosova, 32, found dead in New Hampshire mountains on Monday
It was 24 hours after she activated emergency beacon for rescuers
She had just climbed Mount Madison, elevation 5,400 feet, before it was hit by 100mph wind and temperatures of -30F
Matrosova, a BNP Paribas banker, was dropped off at the base on Sunday at 5am by her husband who is thought to be a JP Morgan Vice President
The couple shared a $1 million apartment in Midtown Manhattan
Matrosova planned to climb to the top alone then climb another 4 peaks
Born in Russia, she moved to the US in 2002 and attended Harvard and University of California, Berkeley


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