Climbing Guide Takes Fatal Fall on Grand Teton

July 20, 2008
Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott is saddened to announce that climbing guide George Gardner, age 58, from Ridgeway, CO, died Saturday evening, July 19, from traumatic injuries suffered in a fall while solo climbing a route on the Grand Teton. Gardner was not guiding any clients at the time of the fall.

Park rangers are investigating the accident and will issue more information as it becomes available.