Climber Falls from Teewinot
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 26, 2018
National park rangers have recovered the body of a climber who fell to his death.
Grand Teton National Park officials say they believe 27-year-old Burak Akil of Wayne, New Jersey, was climbing alone Sunday on Teewinot Mountain. Akil apparently fell while headed back down the 12,300-foot mountain.
A co-worker reported Akil missing after he didn’t report to work Monday. Searchers soon found Akil on the east face of Teewinot and used a helicopter to recover his body.
Park officials say Akil was wearing a helmet and had appropriate climbing gear, including an ice axe and crampons.