Searchers Plan To Resume Effort In Tetons Saturday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Search teams plan to resume looking Saturday for two climbers feared buried by an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park.

Walker Pannell Kuhl of Salt Lake City and Gregory Seftick, a Minnesota native who’s been living in Columbia Falls, Mont., haven’t been seen since last Saturday.

Heavy snow suspended the search for them Thursday and Friday. The weather forecast calls for improved conditions Saturday.

An intense effort Tuesday and Wednesday failed to turn up any sign of the two men. The search is focusing on a canyon on the east side of the Tetons where an avalanche occurred.

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  1. Exum Direct says:

    I have heard that their approach was Garnet Canyon. That is the approach to the Grand Tetion’s Upper Saddle with access to the Grand Tetons southern climbing routes and to the Middle Tetons north facing climbing routes. That area has many avalanche prone slopes (slopes between 30 degrees and 60 degrees).

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