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2 Grand Teton Climbers Fall 200 Feet to Their Deaths, 1 Rescued

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The summit of Teewinot Mountain as seen from the Teewinot Apex. (A. White/Natonal Park Service)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 04:52 AM

Two women climbers were killed after falling about 200 feet while trying to scale a mountain at Grand Teton National Park. Their companion was rescued after using her cellphone to call for help.

The National Park Service said the accident occurred around 11 a.m. Saturday on the 12,300-foot Teewinot Mountain, the sixth-tallest peak in the Teton Range, according to The Associated Press.

The agency identified the victims as 27-year-old Tyler Strandberg and 28-year-old Catherine Nix, both of Jackson. Wyoming. Their bodies were recovered from a rocky ledge at an elevation of about 11,500 feet.

A third member of the climbing party, 26-year-old Rebecca Anderson, of Jackson, was rescued unhurt from a small ledge.

The three women were attempting to ascend the East Face of the mountain and were well off the preferred route when the two fell.

The Park Service says they weren't using ropes at the time.

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Two women climbers were killed after falling about 200 feet while trying to scale a mountain at Grand Teton National Park. Their companion was rescued after using her cellphone to call for help.
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