Son says Minnesota man hurt in fall on Wyoming mountain is experienced mountaineer

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 11, 2014 - 11:16 AM

JACKSON, Wyo. — The 60-year-old Minnesota man injured in a fall in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming is doing well.

Steve Markusen, of Minneapolis, was rescued from Grand Teton Mountain on Friday after falling about 50 feet.

His son, Max Markusen, tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/Xd0bv1 ) that his father suffered a concussion and lacerations but was in surprisingly good shape at St. John's Medical Center in Jackson on Sunday.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the elder Markusen was attempting to summit the 13,775-foot Grand Teton alone. He was found on the edge of a thousand-foot drop off by other climbers and lifted off the mountain by helicopter.

Max Markusen says his father is an experienced mountaineer who has summited the Grand about 20 times.

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