Cordillera Blanca, Peru – Three mountaineers were killed by an “avalanche of ice blocks”on Piramide de Garcilaso in the Cordillera Blanca in the Ancash region of the Peruvian Andes.
The trio consisted of 2 Chileans and 1 Russian-American who were last seen on July 22, 2017. When they did not return, relatives alerted authorities who initiated a rescue. Rescuers from the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) located the mountaineers in the 1st 100 meters of Pyramid de Garcilaso on August 1, 2017. It is thought that the mountaineers triggered an avalanche while ascending the peak.
The victims were identified as Chilean Cristobal Bizzarri, 23, Chilean Gabriel Navarrete, 32, and Russian-American Alexander Maznev. They were not accompanied by a guide.
Piramide, also known as Pyramid de Garcilaso, sits at 5,885 meters (19,308 feet) in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes. Learn more About Piramide on Wikipedia.
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