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Grand Teton climbing

A climber rappels down to the upper saddle of the Grand Teton in 2015 in Grand Teton National Park.

MOOSE (AP) — National Park Service rangers rescued a 28-year-old Pennsylvania woman who slipped on snow while climbing down the Middle Teton mountain in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming last weekend.

Rescuers were call about 7:45 p.m. Saturday by Deidre DeSantis, of Oakdale, Pennsylvania, who reported she was stranded on a ledge after falling about 30 feet.

She had been climbing the Middle Teton with a friend but the two became separated.

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DeSantis was located early Sunday when rescuers in a helicopter spotted the light from her headlamp. A rescuer was lowered to join her about 8:15 a.m. Sunday but poor weather conditions prevented her from being taken out by helicopter until about 3 p.m.

DeSantis was exhausted and cold but suffered only minor injuries.

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