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Kate Matrosova, BNP Paribas Trader, Dies at 32 While Hiking

A photo from profile photo from Kate Matrosova's Facebook page.

A photo from profile photo from Kate Matrosova's Facebook page.

Source: Kate Matrosova/Facebook
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Kate Matrosova, a New York-based credit trader for France’s BNP Paribas SA, has died after she was stranded in a blizzard while hiking alone in New Hampshire’s White 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.