Woman hiker falls to death on Utah’s Mount Olympus
SALT LAKE CITY ” A Utah sheriff’s office says a 49-year-old woman slipped on a patch of snow and fell more than 300 feet to her death on Mount Olympus.
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Lt. Don Hutson says the body of Karin Vandenberg was being recovered Saturday from the mountain. He says two teenagers from the same hiking party also slipped and suffered head injuries and possible broken bones.
Hutson says the teenagers were in stable condition at Primary Children’s Medical Center.
Other members of the hiking party were Steve Holding and his wife Christine, who weren’t injured. Holding is the son of billionaire Earl Holding, owner of Sinclair Oil Corp.
Mount Olympus is a steep, 9,026-foot mountain just east of Salt Lake City.