Did you hear?...Buyer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort enters film of rescue in contest

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 last year after a fall on the Grand Teton. Your vote for the film could help her win.
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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.

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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.

--Michael Hodgson

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