Breaking news: Spanish climbers involved in climbing accident on Alpamayo

Y esterday we were informed about two climbers of Spanish nationalilty who have suffered a climbing accident on ´the most beautiful mountain of the world´ Alpamayo. According to our information, one of them has suffered a broken leg and probably a broken arm but this information is not yet confirmed officially. The accident appears to have happened around midday. There were also six German members of an expedition team in the same area and thanks to the use of a satellite phone; they were able to call to their hostel in Huaraz. Apparently, the Spanish climbers are staying at Casa Zarela in Huaraz.

The alarming phone call led that rescue teams are heading to the area as we speak and it´s speculated that at the moment they should have reached the unfortunate mounaineers. The rescue search is being executed by Galaxia Expeditions in coordination with the DEPSAM (Departamento de Salvamiento de Alta Montaña de la Policia Nacional del Perú) high mountain rescue department of Peru´s National Police.

In 2014, Italian climbers Enrico Brogli (29) y Mateo Tragliaquili (27) got killed after falling down of a 700 hundred metre wall on Alpamayo. In 2013, Peruvian mountain guide Mesías Milla Villanueva sadly lost his life on the same mountain and was found after four days of intensive search in which some police members resulted injured.

More to follow soon..

(Photo: reference picture of Alpamayo)

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