Glendale Man Falls to His Death While Rappelling Down 380-Foot Cliff in Death Valley National Park
A Glendale man was rappelling down a 380-foot cliff in Death Valley National Park when he fell to his death, the park confirmed Monday.
Matthew Yaussi, 41, and a companion were on a canyoneering trip Saturday and had hiked about 4,000 feet up a ridge before starting their descent of Bottomless Pit Canyon, the informal name of a canyon south of Titus Canyon in the Grapevine Mountains, according to the park.
The duo had planned to break the 380-foot rappel into stages by setting up an anchor on a ledge partway down.
Yaussi’s companion rappelled safely to the ground before Yaussi fell about 8:30 p.m.
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