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A video posted on YouTube by Campanini's father showed Federico still alive at about 6500 meters/21,000 FT, surrounded by a group of rescuers/guides.

Federico Campanini - a story that should not die

Posted: Feb 27, 2009 03:35 pm EST

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Mountain guide Federico Campanini, 31, and one of his clients (Elena Senin, 38) perished on Aconcagua around January 8 after their group summited via the normal route. On descent, the mountaineers lost their way in a sudden storm and mistakenly descended the technical Polish route. Federico and Elena reportedly fell to their deaths, while the rest of the team was airlifted out. Last week, a video posted on YouTube by Campanini's father showed Federico still alive at about 6500 meters/21,000 FT, surrounded by a group of...

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