The Spanish climber Carlos Soria (84 years old) suffered an accident while trying to reach the top of the Dhaulagiri peak, forcing him to abandon his fourteenth attempt to reach one of the two eight-thousanders remaining to become the oldest person to tread the fourteen highest peaks on the planet.
Soria suffered the accident when he was at 7,700 meters while climbing to the summit: “Tonight Carlos suffered an accident when he was heading towards the top of Dhaulagiri. A sherpa has rushed on him, causing an injury to his tibia. Sito and the Sherpa team are helping him get to the CIII where he is expected to be evacuated by helicopter, ”Soria himself said from his social networks.
Tonight Carlos suffered an accident when he was going to the top of Dhaulagiri. A sherpa has rushed on him, causing an injury to his tibia. Sito and the Sherpa team are helping him to reach the CIII where he is expected to be evacuated by helicopter. pic.twitter.com/b3yqzqsJM8
— Carlos Soria (@RetoCarlosSoria) May 17, 2023
Sito Carcavilla and the Sherpa team are helping him down to Camp III where he is expected to be evacuated by helicopter throughout Thursday. The latest news is that they continue to descend with the help of the team and that the Sherpas will also join the descent by fixing the rope above them.
Polish mountaineers Bartek Ziemski and Oswaldo Rodrigo are already climbing from Camp II to Camp III with medication and a sliding stretcher. It is expected that everyone will meet in camp III, and depending on the circumstances, spend the night there or go down to camp II, so that the next morning a helicopter will carry out the rescue to Kathmandu.
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