Hours After Getting Engaged, Climber Falls to Death at Yosemite

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A path leads to Middle Cathedral rock inside Yosemite National Park. Brad Parker died while climbing at Yosemite after proposing to his girlfriend. “This is the happiest day of my life,” his dad, Bill, recalled his son telling him, according to the Press Democrat.(Credit: Los Angeles Times)

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The family of an avid mountain climber is grieving after the man fell hundreds of feet to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

Brad Parker, 36, died when he fell from the face of Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, where he was climbing alone without ropes Saturday, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.

Earlier that day, Parker and his fiance had climbed the summit of Cathedral Peak, where he proposed, the paper reported.

Parker had told his father the good news.

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