LIMA (AP) — An Ecuadorian mountain climber died while being carried by his colleagues after falling through a crack in the Huascaran mountain in the Peruvian Andes, police said Monday.
Roberto Suárez, 28, died as a result of the injuries he suffered after collapsing about 20 meters when trying to reach the top of the mountain at dawn.
“He died while being transferred from Camp 2 of the Huascarán mountain,” agent Lorgio Torres of the High Mountain Rescue Department told The Associated Press.
Suárez did not hit the base of the crack because he was tied to a safety rope, but the injuries from the fall were considerable, the Association of Mountain Guides of Peru, which brings together official mountain guides, said in a statement. of the South American country.
The Huascarán rises 6,757 meters above sea level and is located in the Cordillera Blanca.
According to the authorities, the season with the highest number of climbers in that mountain range is from May to September.