Climber Dies in Yosemite National Park
An experienced rock climber fell to his death Monday, October 23, 2006, while climbing near Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite Valley.
Todd Skinner from Lander, Wyoming, was climbing a route on the Leaning Tower when he fell approximately 500 feet to his death. Skinner's climbing partner reported the fall at around 4 pm. Park rangers responded, and Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene.
Todd Skinner is survived by his wife and three children.
The exact cause of death is under investigation.
Did You Know?
Youth from local communities show off their artistic talent through poetry and art in Yosemite National Park’s Gateway Expressions Art and Poetry Contest. Families and park staff celebrate the creative talents of these local students through a special exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery in the fall.