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Italian climber dies in fall on Mount McKinley

Italian climber dies in fall on Mount McKinley

A 67-year-old mountain climber from Italy died Monday morning on Mount McKinley, the second fatality in five days.
The National Park Service says mountaineers at the 17,200-foot (5,240-meter) high camp saw the climber fall from Denali Pass near the 18,000-foot (5,400-meter) level.
Park Service mountaineering ranger Matt Hendrickson and three patrol members responded and confirmed that Luciano Colombo of Mandello, Italy, died of traumatic injuries in a 1,000-foot (300-meter) fall.
Colombo had begun the traverse from Denali Pass to the 17,200-foot camp along a 45-degree slope of hard, windblown snowpack.
He was travelling ahead of his two teammates and was not roped. His body was taken to the 17,200-foot high camp.
On Thursday, a Swiss climber was found dead at 18,000 feet (5,400 meters). The cause has not been determined.


Updated : 2021-05-15 17:47 GMT+08:00