Monday, June 24, 2013

NEWS: Colorado Mountaineer Killed on Grand Teton (6/24/13)

Grand Teton Pastoral View
Grand Teton, site of a fatal accident Thursday
55 year-old Gary Miller, from Colorado Springs, died Thursday as a result of a fall while on a guided climbing trip of Grand Teton near Jackson, Wyoming. According to reports, Miller was a client with Exum Mountain guides and  his group had successfully reached the summit. The accident occurred near the Lower Saddle on descent when Miller slipped and fell on a snowfield, sliding into an "icy water moat." Despite rescue attempts from both Exum guides and Grand Teton rangers, Miller was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m. The exact cause of death is still under investigation.

Grand Teton is Wyoming's second-highest mountain and is popular internationally with hikers and mountaineers.

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