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.

Related story:

Urubko to the Rescue, Again

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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AwesomeAndy
AwesomeAndy
1 year ago

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

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Pedro
Pedro
1 year ago

He is a champion!

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Trish
Trish
1 year ago

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

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Mick
Mick
1 year ago

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.

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Circus clown
Circus clown
1 year ago

Commercial clowns would never have been able to do this.

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Damien Francois
Damien Francois
1 year ago

My utmost repsect, MONSIEUR Urubko!

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andeansummitadventure

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

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