MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Two women died when they fell about 200 feet while trying to climb a mountain Grand Teton National Park.
The National Park Service says the accident occurred around 11 a.m. Saturday on the 12,300-foot Teewinot (tee-WIN'-aht) Mountain, the sixth-tallest peak in the Teton Range.
The agency identified the victims as 27-year-old Tyler Strandberg and 28-year-old Catherine Nix, both of Jackson. 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.