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Ángel Vallejo Rosen, one of the historic figures of Basque mountaineering, dies

Ángel Vallejo Rosen, one of the historic figures of Basque mountaineering, dies

Ángel Vallejo Rosen, one of the historical figures of Basque mountaineering, dies

Euskaraz irakurri: Angel Vallejo Rosen hil da, euskal alpinismoaren aitzindarietako bat

The Basque mountaineer Angel Vallejo Rosen He died this morning at 81 years of age. Although he was born in Lapurdi (Biarritz, 1942), from a very young age he lived in Vitoria, and one of his children is Juanjo Vallejoanother well-known Basque mountaineer.

Vallejo He was an industrial draftsman by profession, but his hobby was the mountains, and proof of this is that he was one of the promoters and members of the first Basque expedition to Everest (8,848 meters) in 1974. In that adventure, baptized with the name Tximist16 mountaineers participated, and he and Felipe Uriarte those who were about to reach the top.

In fact, they reached the last high altitude camp (above 8,500 meters) on May 12, and spent the night there with the intention of reaching the summit the next day; However, they were forced to turn back due to bad weather.

Several later, in 1980, he also took part in a second attempt, in which he was also Felipe Uriarte. On that occasion he could not climb the summit either, something he did achieve Martin Zabaleta on May 14 with the Sherpa Pasang Temba.

Source: Eitb

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