Injured mountaineers on Pico de Orizaba, rescued one died


The mountaineers’ accident occurred south of the volcano, which required the intervention of high mountain specialists to be able to rescue them. 

Rescuers recovered this Sunday the corpse of a mountaineer injured in the Pico de Orizaba volcano, the highest in Mexico, in addition to rescuing another member of the expedition of four Mexican mountaineers alive.

According to a statement issued by Puebla Civil Protection , this Sunday an operation was carried out to rescue two mountaineers who had been injured on the south side of Citlaltépetl .

The Citlaltépetl volcano or Pico de Orizaba is considered the highest peak in Mexico, with more than 5,600 meters high, located on the limits of the states of Puebla and Veracruz, so its routes of ascent are very popular among the mountaineering lovers.

“Unfortunately, a 68-year-old man, originally from the state of Guanajuato, passed away; another 32-year-old, a native of the same entity, was injured and was transferred to a hospital for medical attention ”.

declared Ana Lucía Hill, coordinator of State Civil Protection.

The mountaineers’ accident occurred south of the volcano, which required the intervention of high mountain specialists to be able to rescue them and, in the case of the deceased, to lower the body.

The report indicates that initially, it was a group of four people who suffered an accident on Sunday morning, for which help was requested, although the authorities did not detail whether the victims fell into any of the ravines or irregularities on the ground.

Civil Protection explained that the other two people descended on their own feet and after being reviewed, gave their statement to the authorities , due to the death of their expedition partner.

“You should not do individual ascents, you must always be accompanied by experienced people (…) and do not forget that in apparently easy areas there is also danger”

Ana Lucía Hill, coordinator of State Civil Protection.


The Puebla Post