Another Rescue for Denis “Red Cross” Urubko

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During the rescue of a Pakistani porter, led by Denis Urubko. Photo: Russian.ru

“It seems like a joke, but it is not,” Denis Urubko wrote, right after getting involved in — can you believe it? — yet another rescue. It’s his third in three days.

This time, a Pakistani porter ran into trouble in an icefall, mountain.ru reports. The Russian-language description of the event was brief and confusing, but the crisis ended happily.

Urubko was not the only aid worker: Sergi Mingote (again), an American, a Romanian, a Czech and several Pakistanis also lent a hand.

The rescuers: Denis Urubko (left) and Sergi Mingote. Photo: Sergi Mingote

It is uncertain whether Urubko still intends to open a new route on Gasherbrum II or will don a Red Cross uniform and devote himself full-time to rescuing others. We also don’t know whether Sergi Mingote, who helped Urubko on the previous rescue yesterday, is returning home immediately.

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AwesomeAndy
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Is there any information about the planned new line on G2 ?

Pedro
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He is a champion!

Trish
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Denis, big hug to you!!! Thanks for helping those in need.

Mick
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Feeling proud to have met you all this summer and even more looking at what you end up doing. Hope he’ll recover. Take care.

Circus clown
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Commercial clowns would never have been able to do this.

Damien Francois
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My utmost repsect, MONSIEUR Urubko!

andeansummitadventure
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simply incredible! hope conditions will allow a safe ascent for him!