Two foreign climbers interned after suffering serious accidents in Aconcagua

A British climber suffered serious injuries this afternoon after an accident on Mount Aconcagua, and joins another French climber, who is also hospitalized, in critical condition, in a hospital in Mendoza, after falling several meters in the same place last Sunday, reported police sources.

The 32-year-old British climber should have been rescued yesterday afternoon after suffering a fall in Nido de Cóndores at 6,300 meters high, reported from the local Ministry of Security.

The young man was lowered by helicopter to the Horcones base, from the Aconcagua Provincial Park and transferred by ambulance to the Central Hospital of this capital.

According to the first information provided by the local security portfolio, the injured person would have suffered the amputation of the lower right limb and a fracture at the base of the skull.

Due to its serious condition and to facilitate the transfer, police personnel made cuts on the route and the vehicle was guarded by the National Gendarmerie.

While, the french climberwho was seriously injured on Sunday, after falling several meters into Aconcagua, ccontinues to be admitted to the ICU of the Italian hospital, after suffering severe trauma and with a guarded prognosis, reported today from the provincial Ministry of Security.

Today it was planned to carry out a hand surgery, so that the patient can have blood circulation in the fingers, they added.

It was also evaluating a possible transfer to Buenos Aires, They indicated from said portfolio and advanced that in the course of the afternoon his wife planned to arrive in the province to accompany him.

The climber meet the Tourist Police assistance, Consulate of France in Mendoza and the company that hired, indicated.

Initially, the local Ministry of Security had reported that it was a Canadian climber but they specified today that the 55-year-old man who was injured on Sunday is a French national.

According to the first investigations, the man was descending and, for unknown reasons, it fell from a height of approximately 60 meters.

The Aconcagua is the highest hill in the western hemisphere with 6,962 meters and this season is the one enabled for promotions.

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