Ecuador: three mountain climbers die after falling 300 meters at Illiniza Sur peak

Posted on October 22, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, TRAVEL reported that yesterday afternoon, three mountaineers climbing club members of the National Polytechnic died after falling 300 meters to reach the summit of South Iliniza , five more people were at the time of the accident. Apparently, one of the climbers slipped in the snow, dragging two more to the precipice.
Fernando Iza, the refuge manager Illinizas, said rescue efforts began at 04:00 today. In joint work, members of the GOE, the GIR and Guides Association of Ecuador recently rescued the bodies of Sergio Gomez, Fredy Velasquez and Maria Fernanda Chaucha ….. Read Article
South Iliniza is one of the highest mountain peaks in Ecuador. 5,248 m (17,218 ft)

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