BREAKING: American mountaineer suffers accident on Huandoy

The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with the president of the Casa de Guias Rafeal Figueroa, who confirmed that a rescue team has headed out to bring an injured American climber suffering head injuries back to Huaraz. The American is part of a group of four mountaineers from Colorado.

A rescue team including two professional mountain guides of the Asociación de Guías de Montaña del Perú (AGMP) are accompanying four policemen to the place of the accident. The accident would have happened around 11.30h this morning. The injured American is expected to be back in Huaraz after midnight and will most likely be taken to the San Pablo Clinic. The identity of the four climbers has not been revealed yet.

Figueroa said that a group of four Americans from Colorado tried to conquer Huandoy Norte but that one of them got hit by ice or rocks at the Huandoy East crossing. The person in question lost his conscience due to the impact of the rocks but now appears to be stable.

The Amercians were able to contact the AGMP thanks to the fact that they carried a SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger Personal Tracker, so stated Figueroa. The travesía Huandoy is known for its possible ice and rock fall as a week ago, Victor Rimac Trejo also mentioned the instability of certain parts to get to the top of Huandoy Norte.

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