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Afton couple will hold “Night of Light” to honor adventurous son who died in avalanche in Wyoming 10 years ago – Twin Cities

2021-04-07 18:43:51 –

It’s been 10 years since Greg Seftic from Afton died in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park.

To commemorate the anniversary, Dan and Sue Safety will hold a “Night of Light” on April 16th to honor their son. People are asked to light a candle at sunset. “To symbolize that his light continues to shine in our world,” said Dan Safety. In the last decade, candles have been lit on all seven continents on April 16th.

Greg Safety, taken in 2005, poses at the top of Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Photo provided)

Greg Safety, 31, a 31-year-old doctor in the emergency room in Columbia Falls, Montana, traveled overnight to the park with Walkercourt, 27, in April 2011. Foot Grand Teton. A week later, Seftick’s and Kuhl’s The body was found in the sleeping bagCrushed by an avalanche that buried them under 13 feet of snow.

Dan Safety wrote the book “Real Mountains: An Inspired Life Story” in 2016. The book tells the story of Greg’s life, details tragic accidents and seven days of search and recovery efforts, from a male perspective.

A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to the St. Croix Valley Foundation. Greg Safety Wilderness Scholarship FundThis scholarship supports graduates of Stillwater Area High School, who are passionate about alpine skiing and the outdoors, like Greg Safety.

Greg Safety graduated from Stillwater Area High School and St. Olaf College and joined the alpine skiing team at both schools.

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