K2 Breaking News: Sergi Mingote Injured – Rescue Ongoing

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.