- Gary Falk, 42, had been leading climbers to Grand Teton summit
- Falk was called "a diligent, professional guide"
Park Rangers identified the guide as Gary Falk, 42, of Ouray, Colorado. He had been working for Exum Mountain Guides for 12 years, according to a statement
Park officials said they were notified Saturday morning that Falk had fallen about 2,400 feet in the Valhalla Canyon near the Black Ice Coulier.
He had been leading a group of climbers to the summit of Grand Teton, the highest peak in the Teton Range at 13,770 feet.
A Park Service helicopter dropped two rangers into the area, who hiked to the victim and pulled his body out using a "long line" -- a 150-foot line attached to the helicopter.
Exum Mountain Guide's president and co-owner called Falk "a diligent guide, always the consummate professional."
Falk had extensive climbing, skiing and guiding experience, according to his bio on Exum's website
Falk leaves behind a wife and two young sons.