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Us Climber Dies In Mexico



Us Climber Dies In Mexico

[caption id="attachment_77232" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Us Climber Dies In Mexico Us Climber Dies In Mexico[/caption]US Climber Dies After Sliding Down Mexican Volcano

Boca del Rio (The River's Mouth), Mexico - A US mountain climber has been confirmed dead after a failed attempt to scale Mexico's tallest mountain standing at 18,491 feet above sea level. He had reached the 15,000 foot mark when he lost his grip and plunged 300 feet down an icy covered slope. The accident occurred today at 1:00PM local time.

The mountain climber was part of a group of four experienced climbers all of whom plunged down the slope. Three of the climbers fell no more than 90 feet and sustained minor injuries. The head of Veracruz State's Civil Emergency Protection Services confirmed that they airlifted the victims off the mountain at a height of roughly 12,000 feet.

As volcanic peaks go, Boca del Rio is the most prominent summit in the world second only to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at 19,308 feet. Every year, mountain climbers from all over the world show up to scale the dormant volcano with the peak season running from October to March.

Rock climbers always have a failsafe in place in the event that one of the climbers falls. It isn't clear yet what happened that resulted in all four plunging down the mountain slope.

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