Two women died when they fell about 200 feet while trying to climb a mountain in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The National Park Service says the accident occurred around 11am Saturday on the 12,300-foot Teewinot Mountain, the sixth-tallest peak in the Teton Range. The agency identified the victims as 27-year-old Tyler Strandberg and 28-year-old Catherine Nix, both of Jackson. Their bodies were recovered from a rocky ledge at an elevation of about 11,500 feet.
A third member of the climbing party, 26-year-old Rebecca Anderson, also of Jackson, was rescued unhurt from a small ledge. The three women were attempting to ascend the East Face of the mountain and were well off the preferred route when the two fell. The Park Service says they weren't using ropes at the time. (Read more Grand Teton National Park stories.)