Peruvian mountaineer Richard Hidalgo died yesterday morning in Camp 2 of Makalu Mountain, in the Himalayas, on the border between China and Nepal. He was found on his tent by his Seven Summits Treks team.
“Hidalgo sought to conquer the peak of approximately 8,000 meters without extra oxygen, which may have caused his death, La República reported. He was last seen alive on Wednesday after dinner.
This was not Hidalgo’s first experience on similar heights. He had already climbed the Annapuma, the Cho Ouy, the Manaslu, the Gasherbrum II and the Shisha Pangma peaks. In fact, his career as a mountaineer spanned for more than 25 years.
His goal this time was to surpass 8,000 meters above sea level in the Himalayas. He made a last post on his Facebook page saying that he was at the Makalu summit, the 5th highest peak in the world.
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