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Wed July 21, 2004
Fall Kills Climber in Grand Teton
Laramie, Wy – A Butte, Montana, man apparently died from a fall in Grand Teton National Park while attempting to climb eleven
of the major peaks in the Teton Range.
His body was found Tuesday evening after a two-day search.
Forty-nine-year-old Dwight Bishop had planned to scale all the peaks on the Grand Traverse route on Friday.
His body was found about 6:20 Tuesday evening on the west side of a steep slope known as the Grandstand near the Grand Teton.
Park spokeswoman Joan Anzelmo says some other climbers found a backpack and notified rangers who were searching in the area.
She says that shortly afterward, the body was found.
A friend and climbing partner who was aware of Bishop's plan reported him missing Monday morning. Helicopter search
flights began that afternoon.
A second helicopter was added to the effort Tuesday and about 70 people were involved in the ground search.
Anzelmo says Bishop was an extremely experienced mountaineer and had climbed numerous peaks, including the ones in the Tetons.
It was the sixth major search and rescue effort in the park this year.