Skier falls to his death in Grand Teton National Park

JACKSON, Wyo. — A man skiing through Grand Teton National Park died after falling in Death Canyon.

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The National Park Service identified the skier as Radcliff Spencer, 27, from Jackson, Wyoming, The Kansas City Star reported.

In a statement, Grand Teton officials said Spencer was trying to ski Apocalypse Couloir in Death Canyon in the southern end of the park when he fell. A climber in Death Canyon reported seeing the fall to emergency crews.

Skiers and snowboarders describe the Apocalypse Couloir as “highly technical and dangerous,” The Kansas City Star reported.

Search and rescue crews were unable to resuscitate Spencer, and a helicopter carried four other people who were there with Spencer out of the canyon, The Associated Press reported.

Rangers did not say how Spencer fell, but officials said an avalanche was not likely the cause, The Kansas City Star reported.