Climber Stranded On Canada’s Mount Logan, 3000 Feet Up In Yukon

Climber Stranded On Canada’s Mount Logan,  3000 Feet Up In Yukon

Mountaineer trapped at 3000 meters after earthquakes in Yukon

An Argentine mountaineer is stuck alone halfway up the highest peak in Canada following the earthquakes in the Yukon this week.

Monday’s shakes, which caused a series of avalanches on Mount Logan, made the ground unstable around Natalia Martinez. The 37-year-old woman makes a solo trip on this mountain which amounts to 5959 meters. Relief is waiting for the meteorological situation to improve to lend a helping hand.

“She is doing the best she can to stay safe, keeping her tent and tent safe,” says her spouse, Camilo Rada, a student in Greater Vancouver. It keeps in contact with the mountaineer thanks to a satellite phone.

She felt that all the ground under her camp collapsed and that everything moved very much and, of course, she was very scared.

Camilo Rada, spouse of Natalia Martinez

Its camp is set at 3000 meters of altitude. “Things are not yet stable and a replica is possible. So it’s dangerous for her to move, either up or down. What is expected is that it is rescued by helicopter, “he continues.

Natalia Martinez, 37, is an experienced climber.   Photo: Arran Whiteford / Icefield Discovery Tours
Natalia Martinez, 37, is an experienced climber. Photo: Arran Whiteford / Icefield Discovery Tou

I am sure she will do everything to stay safe and that she will know what to do.

Camilo Rada, spouse of Natalia Martinez

According to him, the weather also delayed the rescue operation which is not likely to happen before Friday.

Camilo Rada also argues that her partner is a seasoned mountaineer and that she is handling the situation well for the moment. Argentina is a ski instructor and a professional mountain guide, he says. “She has a lot of mountaineering experience in Patagonia, which is recognized for its bad weather. So she knows how to camp and stay safe during a storm, “he adds.

“She’s really a strong woman, so she will not give up and she will not budge and stay strong,” says Rada.

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  1. Maybe this Argentinian lady can pay the rescue bill for her act of stupidity instead of the Canadian taxpayers

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