Home » Grand Teton National Park »Jackson Hole »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Climber Airlifted From Teewinot

August 14, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County No Comments
helicopter

Another climber has been rescued in Grand Teton National Park – however this time, not because of an injury that resulted from a fall.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a 53-year-old climber from Rock Island, Illinois had become ill and incapable of completing his descent from Teewinot Mountain after having summated it Saturday afternoon.  The climbing party placed an emergency call for help on their cell phone about 6:20 pm and rangers were able to launch the interagency helicopter before running out of daylight.  The man, whose identity is not being released, was removed from the side of the mountain by short-haul and taken to a waiting ambulance at Lupine Meadows.  From there, he was taken to St. John’s Medical Center for treatment.  Meanwhile, one of the climbing rangers remained on the mountain and accompanied the man’s companions down to their vehicle.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin