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Climber who died on Aconcagua

Postby catbus-x » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:08 pm

RIP climber...

Last updated January 19, 2009 12:55 p.m. PT
Colleague identifies climber who died on Aconcagua


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A colleague says that a firefighter from Edmonds, Wash., , died while climbing on Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.

Chief Thomas Tomberg of the Edmonds Fire Department confirms that Arthur DeLisle died while climbing the highest peak in the Americas.

Tomberg said Monday that 51-year-old DeLisle was a firefighter, paramedic and former U.S. Marine. He is originally from Kansas and leaves a wife and stepson.

Argentine officials say DeLisle was hiking alone Friday when he was hit by falling rock. He died of a head injury and a collapsed lung.

At least five people have died on Aconcagua during the summer climbing season in the Southern Hemisphere. A 31-year-old French citizen has been missing since Jan. 4.
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Re: Climber who died on Aconcagua

Postby jimlup » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:55 pm

Damn! Not another one. A bad year for Aconcagua.
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Re: Climber who died on Aconcagua

Postby Flatland14er » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:36 am

Signal 5-5-5-5. Rest, brother.
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Re: Climber who died on Aconcagua

Postby cheeseburglar » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:29 pm

RIP. That hits close to home. I grew up in Edmonds.
I don't think I know anybody who knew him.

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