Skier Dies in Beartooths Saturday
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 27, 2017
A Bozeman man died this weekend after falling 2000 feet while climbing in the Beartooth Mountains.
According to a release from the Park County Sheriff’s Office, 19 year old Benjamin Tesseneer of Bozeman was climbing up a steep, rocky chute just south of Glacier Lake in the Beartooths Saturday, about 500 feet south of the Wyoming/Montana state line. Tesseneer was climbing with his sister, when he apparently fell some 2,000 feet, tumbling down the mountain.
Park County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified at 1:21 p.m., and emergency services from Carbon County, Montana, Red Lodge Search and Rescue, and Life Flight from St. Vincents in Billings were dispatched to the scene.
Members of the area ski patrol reached Tesseneer and immediately began CPR, however after approximately 40 minutes with no results; they discontinued their life-saving efforts. Tesseneer died of apparent severe head and chest trauma. He was not wearing a helmet.
His body was evacuated by Red Lodge SAR and flown to Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody by Life Flight and turned over to the Park County Coroner.