Fateful weekend for Spanish mountaineering, and it is that two mountaineers lost their lives in a matter of 24 hours in two different expeditions, one in the Mulhacen de Sierra Nevada (Grenada) and another in Monte Perdido, in the Ordesa National Park (Huesca).
In the first case, it was a 54 year old mountaineer who died after suffering a fall while climbing the north face of Mulhacénin the municipality of Güejar Sierra (Granada). Together with him, his son was also a victim of the accident, but has only been injured and has been able to preserve his life, while a third companion was unharmed.
As reported by the 112 emergency service, the event occurred at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday the 11th, at which time a distress call alerted of the fall of a man when he was on the north face of Mulhacén, on the Laguna de la Mosca area. Moments later, the whistleblower indicated that a colleague and family member had also fallen from a height of about 20 meters, and that he was seriously injured.
The Civil Guard activated its Mountain Rescue and Intervention Group (GREIM) and the air unit, which rescued three men in the helicopter. The 54-year-old climber was seriously injured and Although the agents performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him, he ended up dying.
The second wounded is his son, a 22-year-old man who was taken by helicopter to the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital with less serious injuries along with a third evacuee who has been uninjured. The three were climbing the north face of Mulhacén and are residents of Alicante.
The accident in Monte Perdido (Huesca)
The second event, located in the area of the spittoon of Monte Perdidoin it Ordesa National Park (Huesca), where another mountaineer has died after falling into the void. According to the Civil Guard, a mountaineer notified the Góriz refuge around 5:00 p.m. that his companion had fallen through the area of the spittoon, and that he was unaware of his condition or the injuries he might have suffered.
GREIM specialists from Boltaña, the Huesca Air Unit and a doctor from 061 went to the shelter to gather more information, although due to the strong wind prevailing in the area, the aircraft could not arrive and had to leave the specialists some three hours of walking from it, from where they planned to go on foot to the place of the accident.
Once in the refuge they verified that the weather conditions were very unfavorableso they spent the night in it waiting for the helicopter to pick them up early this Sunday to get to the accident site.
The adverse weather conditions in the area at the beginning of this day have made it impossible for the helicopter to approach of the Air Unit, for which the GREIM specialists from Boltaña have started the march on foot and, After several hours, they have managed to locate the injured mountaineer, who had injuries incompatible with life. They remain at the scene of the accident waiting for the weather to improve before they can be evacuated by helicopter.