THE GRAND RESCUE – Update
Feb 3 ONLY at Yellowstone Forever Headquarters
A True Story of the 1967 Jenny Lake / Teton Rangers
(film and Q&A with Teton Ranger Rick Reese)
The Grand Rescue (2016) humbles us to the majestic Grand Teton, exposes the tenuous relationship of man and the mountain, reveals the endurance of the human spirit and recounts one of the most infamous rescues of its time.
Friday, Feb 3
7:00pm Film followed by Q&A with Teton Ranger Rick Reese
(film length 58 mins)
Yellowstone Forever Headquarters, 308 Park Street
The Grand Rescue is a documentary film recounting the legendary 1967 rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton by Park Service rescuers. Risking their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion, the rescue took three harrowing days and pushed the team to new abilities. Each day, deprived of food and sleep, they battled the elements, unknown terrain, and a victim who believed the rescue was not being properly executed. The Grand Rescue utilizes re-creations from high on the mountain as well as modern day interviews with the victims and the rescuers. A band of brothers story, The Grand Rescue exposes the tenuous relationship between man and mountain and recounts an unprecedented rescue in American mountaineering. The Rangers: Mike Ermarth, Bob Irvine, Leigh Ortenburger, Rick Reese, Pete Sinclair, Ralph Tingey & Ted Wilson. Based on chapter 10, At the Height, from “We Aspired,” a book written in 1967 by lead rescuer, Pete Sinclair.