JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — In a story July 23 about a mountain guide who fell to his death in Grand Teton National Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gary Falk was a native of Ouray, Colorado. Falk was born in Illinois and had lived in both Colorado and Wyoming when he died.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Mountain guide falls to his death while leading group
A guide who was leading tourists down Grand Teton Mountain has died
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — A guide who was leading tourists down Grand Teton mountain has died.
The Exum Mountain Guide company says Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park’s highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about 2,400 feet from the top of the Owen-Spalding rappel into Valhalla Canyon near the Black Ice Couloir, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2a6LCQc.)
The park’s helicopter flew two rangers into a point nearby, and they hiked to the scene. Falk’s body was recovered via helicopter, the newspaper reports.
Another Exum guide helped the group down the mountain.
Falk, who lived in Ouray, Colorado, during the winter and in Jackson during the summer, has been working for Exum for 12 years. He has a wife and two young sons.
All Exum operations were cancelled for Sunday in honor of Falk, the News & Guide reports.