You are here

Grand Teton Fatalities-Updated


    Grand Teton National Park officials have released the names of the two men who died in a fall from the Grand Teton earlier this week. The two have been identified as 38-year-old Alan Rooney and 28-year-old Jonathan Morrow, both of Kelly, Wyoming.
    The men, who were roped together, fell and tumbled about 1,500 feet after apparently experiencing an anchor failure, according to park officials. What's unknown at this point, though, is whether their anchor pulled out or if the rock it was anchored in gave way from the mountain.
    Their bodies were found at an elevation of about 10,650 feet.
    While park officials thought recovery of the bodies would have to wait until early this morning when snow conditions would be firmer, rangers actually were able to make the recovery early last night.


Big thanks to the ranger service, I know they did everything in their power to recover the bodies.

Jonathan Morrow is my brother. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. Jonathan was an amazing person who brought joy to everyone around him. He died doing what he loved the most, and I'm sure that he wouldn't have it any other way. He accomplished so much in the short 28 years of his life. He completed the Appalachian Trail, he hiked the Continental Divide Trail, he lived in Antarctica for two six month periods, He hiked and climbed all around South America and New Zealand. He was passionate about life and he lived every day to the fullest living his dreams. Jonathan will always have a special place in the hearts of all those that knew him.

Add comment

You must have Javascript enabled to use this form.

National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide