Death on Aconcagua – Aconcagua is believed to have the highest mortality rate of any mountain in South America around three a year which has earned it the nickname, “Mountain of Death”.
This is because it’s so accessible while it’s a comparatively safe soar, many of the 3,000+ people who attempt to tackle it every year are unconditional.
The chief park keeper, Daniel Cucciara, repined that 40 percentage did no planning at all. Climbers pallid in the face of altitude sickness and extreme changes of weather, with strong breaths being the result of Aconcagua’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
Out of every eight people who attempt to soar Aconcagua, only half been able to reach the summit.
More than a hundred people have died on Aconcagua since annals embarked. Such narrations materialize repeatedly in the news. Now are the most widely-reported.
One of the most controversial cases was in 2009, when a video announced to the internet pictured the failure of the salvage of an Italian Argentinian ridge leader. 31 year old Federico Campanini could be seen fighting weakly in the snow as his saviors attempted to draw him to his feet. One saver sworn, “Get up, you idiot”, while another interjected with “Go, damn it” and “Move, nincompoop” and the cameraman can be heard entreat God to give Campanini strength. Campanini was one of five people to croak on Aconcagua that year.
The rescue team was heavily criticised for been insufficient to meet oxygen, a thermal sleeping bag or a stretcher. Campanini’s father, Carlos, sorrowed , “They gasped looking for a organization and they found a survivor”. The appearance was reminiscent of the deaths of Jean Vincendon and Francois Henry on Mont Blanc in the 1950 s, which led to a progressive reorganisation of ridge rescue in France. A 38 year old female Italian membership of the working group, Elena Senin, also gasped.
In 2012, well known US real estate executive, David Reinhar, and his long time friend, Eric Nourse, died from altitude sickness on Acaoncagua at a high levels of around 22,000 hoofs- not far short of the summit, 22,841 hoof up. Nourse had left to seek help. The only survivor of their roundup was Nourse’s twin brother, Greg. Greg described his twinned as “a large risk taker”. His spouse, Candee, told how he could “ascent a tree like a ape”, did “There was something that was not quite human about him”.
22 year old Jarod Von Rueden and 28 year old Francis Keenan from the United States went missing on New Year’s Eve in 2013 and were found dead in a fissure 65.5 feet down, having perhaps fallen to their extinguishings after setting out at what park rangers described as an “inappropriate” time in the afternoon.
In February 2015, 27 year old petroleum proletarian, Andrew Hay, of Aberdeen, showed himself “luck is still alive” after extending target to frostbite, having experienced strong whiffs that started the temperature to fall to -40 importances. His eyelids initiated to ice. When he reached a sanatorium, physicians told him there was a 50:50 hazard that his paws would have to be amputated. A fellow climber, 64 year old Australian, Bob Huggins, was less fortunate, croaking of cerebral oedema, a serious kind of altitude sickness.
Several gatherings have died of heart attack on Aconcagua, the latest being 58 year old Briton, Roger Cookson, an experienced mountaineer, in February 2015. He sustained respiratory absence merely 1,640 paws from the summit. His medical record presented him to be in excellent stance.
The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health exhibits demographics and circumstances of all fatalities on the mountain. Between 2001 and 2012, of the 42,731 mountaineers who sought to reach Aconcagua’s summit, 33 expired. This contributes a fatality rate of 0.77 per 1,000.