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Rangers assist injured Grand Teton climber

A search and rescue helicopter lands at the Jenny Lake rescue cache near Lupine Meadows in Grand Teton National Park in this 2012 file photo, after completing a short-haul extraction of an imperiled climber from the Teewinot Mountain area.

Rangers in Grand Teton National Park assisted a climber who was injured Tuesday when a large boulder dislodged and rolled over his arm. Tucker Zibilich, 26, of Jackson, Wyoming and was injured while hiking with a partner. The two were on their descent after making a day trek to the Upper Saddle of the Grand Teton, elevation 13,285 feet. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton rangers use helicopter to rescue injured hiker on Albright Peak

A helicopter heads toward Garnet Canyon in April 2011 during a search for two lost skiers in Grand Teton National Park. (National Park Service file photo by Jackie Skaggs - click to enlarge)

An injured hiker climbing Albright Peak in Grand Teton National Park was flown out by a helicopter Wednesday after she received medical assistance from park rangers. Danielle Mendicino, 21, of Las Vegas, was attempting to summit 10,552-foot Albright Peak with a climbing partner when she slipped on snow and fell approximately 50 feet before coming to rest in a rocky talus field, according to a statement released Thursday by the Grand Teton public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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