Stanford Student Dies at Yosemite

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010  |  Updated 6:30 AM PDT
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Stanford Student Dies at Yosemite

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A Stanford University graduate student fell to her death while  climbing in Yosemite National Park last week, a park spokeswoman said today.

  Christina Chan, 31, was climbing the Eichorn Pinnacle in the  Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite with three to four friends when she fell  Friday afternoon, park spokeswoman Kari Cobb said.
 
 Cobb said Chan had been soloing, or climbing without a rope, and  was on her way down the slope when she slipped and fell about 300 feet.
 
Chan was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
According to Cobb, Chan had been a frequent visitor of Yosemite.  She said Chan was climbing a "fairly easy" route and that it's a popular  route in Yosemite to climb without a rope.
 

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