Un alpinista spagnolo è morto dopo essere caduto dal K2

L'alpinista spagnolo Sergi Mingote è morto durante la scalata del K2, the world’s second highest summit, Lo ha annunciato sabato il primo ministro spagnolo Pedro Sanchez.

Sad death of Sergi Mingote at K2,Sanchez twittato. “He wanted to continue making history by being part of the first expedition to crown this mountain in the middle of winter and a tragic accident has ended his life. A big hug for the loved ones of this great athlete.
K2, part of the Karakoram Range that straddles the Pakistan-China border, is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metri (28,251 piedi).
A post on Mingote’s official Instagram account said: “Rest in peace Sergi. Today you start a new climb.
Just a day earlier, the mountaineer had shared a post announcing that he was on day 27 of his climb and had reached 7,000 metri.
Chhang Dawa Sherpa, a Nepalese mountaineer who is leading the K2 winter expedition, ha detto su Instagram that Mingotesuddenly fell down.
“Noi [erano] informed by unexpected movement on his GPS tracker and could see he made a big fall, members at the site quickly confirmed the accident, but couldn’t do much to help him anymore,” Sherpa said.

A ‘Savage Mountain

K2 is trova within the Karakoram Range, home to the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world.
The peak is renowned among mountaineers for its difficulty and has been bestowed the monikerSavage Mountainas an ode to its unforgiving nature.
Compared to the more than 4,000 people that have climbed Mount Everestthe world’s tallest mountain at 8,848 metri (29,029 piedi) — solo 350 people had stood on K2’s peak as of 2018 since it was first topped in 1954.
While few have summited K2, almeno 77 people have died attempting the climb.
A team of 10 Nepali climbers did reach the summit of K2 on Saturday, Nirmal Purja, one of the climbers, announced in a post on Instagram.




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