K2 Breaking News: Sergi Mingote Injured – Rescue Ongoing

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Sergi Mingote in Camp 2 some days ago.

While all eyes look to the summit of K2, an S.O.S. call has been issued from lower down on the mountain. Sergi Mingote has suffered a fall between Camp 1 and Advanced Base Camp. The news has not come from K2 Base Camp but was shared by the Italian-Spanish team on Manaslu. Fernando J. Perez, a journalist accompanying Alex Txikon, has reported that Mingote is unconcious and a rescue and evacuation is ongoing.

Perez wrote that Simone Moro is helping speed up the arrangements (via satphone from Nepal) to have helicopters sent to BC as soon as possible.

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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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Bastian Schenk
Bastian Schenk
8 months ago

What about Mohr? I thought they were together at C3 last night so likely started descending togehther with Tamara? All fingers crossed for Mingote and all the other brave beings up there.

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David
David
8 months ago
Reply to  Bastian Schenk

Unfortunately, his death is being reported as of 35 minutes ago. So sad to hear on such a historic day. RIP Sergi.

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Jerry Kobalenko
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8 months ago
Reply to  David

Of course, it’s impossible for a website to compete with the speed of social media, but we’re doing the best we can to get the information up as quickly as possible. In this case, we knew that it was a fatality rather than an injury shortly after publishing this story, but had to hold back until official word came from Dawa, to ensure that Sergi’s family had first been notified.

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Hugo Berrios
Hugo Berrios
7 months ago

Hola Angela
Hablas español?

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