Former USU, Springville High student dies in climbing accident in Alaska

Evan Millsap. Photo: Facebook

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 3, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A former Utahn attending graduate school in Alaska has died following a climbing accident at Denali National Park.

State Park officials have confirmed the death of Evan Millsap, 26, who was rock climbing near Igloo Canyon with a friend when the accident happened.

Park officials said that Millsap was rappelling down a rock face when his rope anchor system failed, and he fell about 70 feet. Rescue crews reached the accident site early Wednesday morning, but Millsap had died at the scene.

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Millsap’s Facebook page says that before moving to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he was a student and undergraduate teaching fellow at Utah State University. The page also says he attended Springville High School.

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