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Climber dies after falling 1,000 feet in descent from Middle Teton summit

Roads and facilities in Grand Teton National Park begin opening May 1.

A mountain climber in Grand Teton National Park fell 1,000 feet to his death Sunday while descending from the summit of the Middle Teton. Justin Harold Beldin, 27 of Benicia, Calif., and two climbing partners had reached the summit of the the 12,804-foot peak and were beginning to descend at about noon when the accident occurred, according to information released Monday by the Grand Teton public affairs office. Another group of climbers near the summit of the Middle Teton saw Beldin fall and alerted Beldin's climbing partners, who did not witness the accident. Continue Reading →

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