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  • Mountaineering The Spanish Sergi Mingote dies while descending the K2 with the historic expedition that has conquered it in winter

The body of the Spanish mountaineer

Sergi Mingote,

who died last Saturday during a winter expedition to K2 (8,611 meters), will be repatriated this Saturday from Islamabad and, after a stop in Doha, will arrive in Spain on Sunday.

The mountaineer

Carlos Garranzo,

appointed by the Mingote family to carry out the repatriation procedures, said this Friday that the Pakistani authorities have approved the necessary permits for the return to Spain of the body of the Catalan mountaineer.

Thus, Mingote's body will leave Islamabad at dawn this Saturday, make a stopover in Doha, and

arrive in Barcelona on Sunday at noon, he


Garranzo will leave Islamabad on Sunday, and will make the second part of the flight to Spain with Mingote.

"To highlight the good disposition and management of the

ambassador of Spain in Pakistan,

Manuel Durán Giménez-Rico and the consul Santiago Lozano López to speed up the procedures," said Garranzo.



died last Saturday during the expedition after suffering a fall going down from Camp 1 to the advanced base camp, where a medical team was sent to no avail.

Mingote's death was lamented in Spain by leaders of political parties, the economic world and social entities.

The accident coincided with the first winter ascent to K2, an expedition that he himself co-led, achieved by ten Nepalese.

The ascent to K2 in winter, the only one of the 14 eight-thousand that had not been crowned during the winter period, was considered

the last great challenge of the discipline.

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