Two French climbers were searched by rescue troops in the Andes

After mountaineers in the Andean volcano Ojos del Salado sent a satellite distress signal, the high mountain rescue crew prepared to march on Sunday afternoon.

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Local police say Argentine rescue crews are searching for two French climbers in the Andean volcano Ojos del Salado, 6,891 meters above sea level. Sunday night from December 26th to Monday 27th. The climbers who carried out its ascent sent a satellite distress signal and the High Mountain Rescue team was on duty Sunday afternoon.

The aid was at an altitude of about 5,500 m above sea level on Sunday evening, where they set up a makeshift camp, before resuming research on Monday morning. These should start again in the background “Severe weather, with heavy rain and hail in the high mountains”, According to police in the province of Catamarca, located in the northwest of the country.

The rescue team was able to establish that there were initially three people in the group of French people, one of whom had returned to the difficulties of adapting to heights, while the other two continued to climb. The climber who came down “Perfect Health”, According to police.

The Ojos del Salado, on the border of Chile and Argentina, is considered to be the tallest volcano in the world. Mountaineers Had to climb the snow-capped peak At an altitude of 3,400 m, the so-called Cuprata de Cumatito trail requires at least ten days of trekking.

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