By Jennifer Woodlief
At the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six touring mountain climbers ascended the height of the Grand Teton in Jackson gap, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and shortly an incredible electric cost started to construct. because the staff started to retreat from its situation, a substantial lightning bolt struck and pounded in the course of the physique of each climber. one of many six died immediately, one lay seriously injured subsequent to her physique, and 4 dangled perilously into the chasm under. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the tale of the climb, the coming of the typhoon, and the unheard of rescue by way of the Jenny Lake Rangers, some of the most skilled hiking search-and-rescue groups within the kingdom.
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