Saturday, 27 July 2013

Missing climbers presumed dead on Gasherbrum

The three climbers, who went missing on Gasharbrum I while trying to scale world's 11th highest peak Gasherbrum I 8068-M( Hidden Peak ) have been declared dead, Alpine Club of Pakistan media coordinator said on Friday.  
The three missing climbers had succeeded in climbing the summit of Gasherbrum-I, on 21 July 2013 afternoon but lost their way during descent. 
Col.Manzoor Hussain, President of the Alpine Club of Pakistan said that the expedition's Spanish coordinator had ruled that the three were dead.
He said the climbers went missing Monday while descending Gasherbrum-1 amid hostile weather. The expedition was still in the remote area and could not be reached.

Xevi Gomez
Xevi Gómez (Girona) was 37 years old, wife and two children. Muntanya belonged to the Grup de Sarria (Sarria de Ter, also in the province of Girona) and was the main promoter of Hidden Peak expedition 2013. Those who knew him stood out not only his physical strength but also his strength of spirit and positivity. His career in the nearby mountain began Pyrenees, where he signed numerous climbing both on ice and rock. In the Alps, Mont Blanc and has promoted Matterhorn, then traveled to South America to climb Aconcagua. In the Nepal Himalaya peaks climbed 6,000 and 7,000 meters. He also had experience in the eight thousand, having participated in an expedition to Cho Oyu in 2010, but no top (it was at 6,800 m).

Alvaro Paredes
The Valladolid Alvaro Paredes was the companion of Xevi Gomez in attacking summit of Cho Oyu in 2010 (he reached a point between 7,300 and 7,400 m). Mountain club member Ziclón, was an experienced mountaineer, both large mountains as in other facets of mountaineering, rock climbing ... Professionally, fire chief exercised the City of Valladolid and was diving instructor.

Abel Alonso

Natural based in Vigo and Pontevedra, Abel Alonso, who was 39 years old and developed his career in the population of Montecelo, craved an ambitious goal in the Karakoram this summer, which was to climb both to Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II. His mountaineering activity led him to be recognized as High Level Sportive Gallego by the Ministry of Sports of the Government of Galicia in 2011. In your resume include ascents in Alps (Mont Blanc), Andes (Urus, Tocllaraju and Aconcagua), Alaska (Denali) and Nepal (Ama Dablam).