Friday, July 23, 2010

NEWS RELEASE - Rescue Did Not Involve Exum Climbing Parties

Today at 3:30pm

On Wednesday, July 21st, 16 climbers were rescued from the Grand Teton after a thunder storm resulted in multiple lightning strikes. Several recent reports have been incorrect regarding Exum's involvement in the rescue. Our guides and climbing parties had reached the summit early that day and were already off the mountain when the storm hit. Some of our guides went back to our hut at the lower saddle only to provide assistance to the rangers. The injured climbers were not members of guided parties - they were climbing on their own. For more information on the rescue please see the Grand Teton National Park website:

The Grand Teton's Exum Ridge
Photo: Tom Bowke

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