American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Aconcagua Tragedy

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Aconcagua Tragedy. American David Battaglia fell dead only six feet from the summit of Aconcagua in mid March. Apparently he was suffering from pulmonary edema and yet pushed on nearly to the summit. This clearly demonstrates the need for anyone suffering from high-altitude sickness to return immediately to a lower altitude.

Luis A. Parra, Club Andinista Mendoza, Argentina

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