Mount Nystrom facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Nystrom
|Elevation||12,361 ft (3,768 m)|
|Prominence||1,796 ft (547 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of Wyoming|
|Location||Fremont and Sublette Counties, Wyoming, U.S.|
|Parent range||Wind River Range|
|Topo map||USGS Sweetwater Gap|
Importantly, there have been notable incidents, including accidental deaths, due to falls from steep cliffs (a misstep could be fatal in this class 4/5 terrain) and due to falling rocks, over the years, including 1993, 2007 (involving an experienced NOLS leader), 2015 and 2018. Other incidents include a seriously injured backpacker being airlifted near SquareTop Mountain in 2005, and a fatal hiker incident (from an apparent accidental fall) in 2006 that involved state search and rescue. The U.S. Forest Service does not offer updated aggregated records on the official number of fatalities in the Wind River Range.
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