Two Climbers Fatally Fall After Straying From Teton Path
Two women died after falling during a climb in the Grand Teton National Park.
Two women fell to their deaths Saturday while climbing in Grand Teton National Park.
The National Park Service reports 28-year old Tyler Strandberg and 28-year-old Catherine Nix fell about 200 feet while climbing Teewinot Mountain without ropes.
The climbers were ascending the mountain's East Face, which is considered the easiest trail on Teewinot. It's a class 4 climb, which means the trail isn't vertical and can be climbed without a rope.
But the Park Service said, "The climbers were well off the East Face route and in much more difficult technical terrain when the fall occurred."
A third climber, 26-year-old Rebecca Anderson, was with Strandberg and Nix when they fell. She called 911 from a small ledge, where she was stuck and was rescued uninjured with the help of a helicopter. (Video via Bryan Ungard / CC BY SA 2.0)
This video includes images from Diana Robinson / CC BY ND 2.0, pawpaw67 / CC BY 2.0 and jgreenberg / CC BY SA 2.0.
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