US News Mountaineer Sergi Mingote is killed during K2 expedition

18:50  16 january  2021
18:50  16 january  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Mountaineer Nimsdai Purja, a member of the group, said they reached the peak at 17:00 local Since the first attempt in 1987-1988, just a handful of winter expeditions have been attempted on K 2 . As news of their success broke, it was also confirmed that another climber, Spaniard Sergi Mingote , died

Sergi Mingote , climbing in Andorra last weekend. Mingote has already summited K 2 during his 14×8,000’er project, as part of a double-header with Broad Peak in 2018 Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering , with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics.

L’alpiniste espagnol Sergi Mingote est mort pendant l’ascension du K2 © AFP / AMELIE HERENSTEIN Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote died while climbing K2

Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote was killed during of the winter expedition to K2.

Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote died during an expedition to K2 , the second highest peak on the planet, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

announced on Saturday, “Sad death of Sergi Mingote on K2. He wanted to continue to make History by participating in the first expedition to overcome this summit in the middle of winter and his life was taken in a tragic accident, ” tweeted, a few hours after a Nepalese team made this climb for the first time in winter.

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Sergi Mingote is now hoping to tick off the remaining 8,000m peaks. In addition to the objective difficulties of the climb, Mingote may have to grapple with possible restrictions by Chinese authorities on Shishapangma and Sadpara joins French mountaineer for 'Beyond Mount Everest' expedition .

The world's second-highest peak, known as the "savage mountain" ranks as more dangerous than Everest. The first-ever winter ascent to the summit of K 2 , known as Pakistan's "savage mountain" and the world's second-highest peak, has been claimed by 10 Nepalese mountaineers .

Sergi Mingote, 49, was not part of that group but of another team, which was due to try to climb to the top on another day. He was at an intermediate camp and fell on his way back down to base camp, injuring a leg according to his team.

There are many risks involved on K2, where more than 80 people have been killed, against nearly 450 who have successfully climbed it.

This year, no less than four different teams and about sixty climbers were present on K2, more in total than all the previous expeditions put together. "Appalled at the news of the accident which ended the life of a magnificent sportsman," , Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa tweeted, explaining that Mr. Mingote was a "personal friend".

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