Climber dies after fall on Wyoming's Grand Teton

2014-07-15T10:30:00Z 2014-07-16T06:56:11Z Climber dies after fall on Wyoming's Grand TetonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 15, 2014 10:30 am  • 

JACKSON, Wyo. — Authorities say a climber has died on the Grand Teton in northwestern Wyoming.

Details were sketchy but Grand Teton National Park officials say the woman apparently fell at about 8 a.m. Monday. Her name and hometown weren't immediately released.

The woman was with a guide on the 13,770-foot mountain, the highest in the park and the second-highest in Wyoming.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said a second person suffered serious injuries in a separate incident Monday.

Skaggs said that person slid 150 feet down a slope along the Paintbrush-Cascade Canyon hiking loop. The person's name wasn't immediately released, and it was unclear if it was a climbing or hiking accident.

The person was airlifted to a hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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