Yosemite El Capitan: Two climbers fall to death
Two climbers have been killed while trying to scale the granite rock formation known as El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park.
The US National Park Service said the two men fell to their deaths on the route known as Freeblast.
The men were named as Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colorado, and 42-year-old Tim Klien of Palmdale, California.
The fatalities follow that of a hiker on the Half Dome cliffs last week, the first death in the park this year.
More than 100 climbing accidents happen in Yosemite every year. There were 16 fatalities in 2016.
Park officials said the accident... read more
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