Txikon rests in base camp after stopping work due to Mingote’s death

Txikon rests in Base Camp after Stopping Work due to Mingote’s Death

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Bilbao, Jan 20- Alex Txikon and his team rest at the Manaslu base camp after halting the work for his winter ascent attempt “out of respect” for the Catalan mountaineer Sergi Mingote, who died on Saturday after suffer an accident on his expedition to K2.

In statements released by his support team, the Biscayan mountaineer, who was at that time “trying to advance from field 1 to field 2” of Manaslu, comments that his expedition companion Simone Moro was the one who conveyed the news of the accident suffered. by Mingote.
“I froze. I ordered all of us to go down to base camp out of respect. It is clear that those of us who do this know that we expose ourselves to many risks, but we are never prepared to receive these blows. I hope they find comfort in these difficult times “explains Txikon.
The last days, moreover, have been marked by a worsening of the weather that “has brought wind, some snow to the area and a significant drop in temperature” that has encouraged them to rest for a few days at base camp before taking advantage, if The forecasts are met, the improvement that will come from Thursday.
So far, Txikon and his team have equipped the first high altitude camp and “climbed ladders and nearly 2,000 meters of rope and other materials to approximately 6,200 meters.
“They have been some difficult days but we have taken the opportunity to rest and acclimatize better to the altitude. The first days we accelerated our pace a lot. We had good time and we had to take advantage of it. What we have ahead will be really hard and complicated, but we are with many, many you win “, emphasizes Txikon. 

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