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Wisconsin Man Seriously Hurt In Rockslide

Rescue Nez Perce

A 54 year-old Wisconsin man sustained multiple traumatic injuries when he was buried by a rockfall in the South Fork of Garnet Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. The rockslide occurred at 9:15 am yesterday and the park received numerous calls for help within a half hour. No other people were injured, but park rangers swept the area to verify there was no one else buried by the slide.  Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the large slide came from the north aspect of Nez Perce Peak, west of the Hourglass Couloir.  She says the rockfall came from above an area not typically on the route climbers use to access the Middle Teton. Phil White and his two climbing partners had intended to summit the Middle Teton . Two Exum guides in the area, one of whom is a climbing ranger in Denali National Park, responded first to the accident location. The guides along with bystanders stabilized White and worked to unbury him before park rangers arrived on scene at 11:19 am.  White was airlifted from the mountain by helicopter using the short haul method and taken to Lupine Meadows, from where he was flown by Air Idaho to Eastern Idaho Medical Center for treatment.

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