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February 27, 2021

74 year old mountaineer dies in Bucegi Mountains

A 74 year old man died in Bucegi Mountains after he slipped and fell 20 m in a void. Everything happened under the eyes of the two persons who accompanied him. The elder was fond of mountaineering. On Friday he went together with two friends in the mountains. The three ventured on a prohibited route. The man fell over 20 m into a precipice from Valea Priponului, Bucegi Mountains. “The area in which he fell is extremely difficult. We descended in areas where the inclination of the slope exceeded 60-70 degrees,” explained Gheorghe Haiduc, chief of Busteni mountain rescuers office.

The rescuers knew well the man about whom they said that he was an experienced mountaineer. “He was a mountaineer, a man who went frequently into the mountains, skied very well. He knew well the mountain, he knew perfectly Bucegi,” mountain rescuer Claudiu Vasilescu says.

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