June 18, 2013
US climber dies at Aconcagua
A US climber that had called for help was found dead at the Aconcagua mountain, being the second member of the expedition that died trying to reach the top of the highest mountain in América, authorities reported.
"He was identified as David Reinhart, and was found dead in the area denominated 'segunda banda rocosa,' 6,600 metres above sea level," a spokesman from Mendoza's Environment Secretary.
Reinhart was part of an expedition with brothers Greg and Erick Nourse, also from the US, who began climbing to the top of the mountain on December 28 after reaching the camping located at 6,000 metres.
Rescuers found brothers Nourse in bad conditions on Saturday after receiving a satellite call for help, but Erick passed away by 9pm near the base II of the Glaciar de los Polacos route.
Meanwhile, Greg Nourse was transferred to Plaza Argentina of the Aconcagua, where he was received by a group of doctors who stabilized him and evacuated him in a helicopter to Puente del Inca.
Rescuers had located Reinhart, but were able to reach to where he was after a few hours.