One of our alert SNEWS® readers clued us in that Michelle Smith, a buyer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, has entered a contest with a short film documenting her rescue in 2010 after a fall on the Grand Teton.
The Wyoming Short Film Contest requires all entries to take place in Wyoming, feature Wyoming, or present Wyoming as a major character in the storyline. Certainly a fall from the Grand Teton qualifies! At stake is a $25,000 Grand Prize for the winner's next shot-in-Wyoming project, there's plenty of incentive to enter.
The contest starts with a public voting round. After the voting round ends the 10 best rated entries go before a panel of judges, who ultimately select the Grand Prize Winner.
Smith’s entry teasing the film states: “Last summer Jackson climbers Stephen Koch and Michelle Smith set out to ice climb the Enclosure Couloir on the Grand Teton. Michelle took a nasty fall on the Northwest side of the Grand while crossing the Valhalla Traverse. Her injuries were serious enough that they had to call for a rescue.
"As if dealing with serious injuries on an exposed section of the Grand wasn't enough, the two of them were able to capture the anatomy of a mountain rescue from start to finish as the legendary Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers of Grand Teton National Park do what they do best.”
To view Smith’s short film, "Shattered: Rescue on the Grand Teton," and vote for it, click here.