Avalanche Kills Guide in the Andes

An avalanche has killed local guide Edgar Huaman Asis on Nevado Huascaran (6,757m) in the Peruvian  Andes.

Huaman Asis was with two French clients and two porters between camp 1 and camp 2, in the zone known as La Canaleta. They were crossing an ice bridge when the avalanche hit the group.

Mountain guide Edgar Huaman Asis

Mountain guide Edgar Huaman Asis. Photo: Central de Noticias


Blocks of ice hit Huaman Asis and swept him into a crevasse. The other members of the team were not seriously injured.

Local media reports that rescue services have recovered his body.

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.