Orizaba Mountain Accident
Black Alpinist Press Release

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On December 28 1999, a group of three mountaineers disappeared while descending after having reached the summit of Orizaba peak. They were

Ilya Krasik, 42;
Irina Libova, 23;
Vladimir Smirnov, 29 (the Black Alpinist's founder)
Searching efforts by three other members of the team, and a group of experienced Austrian mountaineers were soon joined by the rescue effort mounted by US Embassy in Mexico and Mexican authorities. The rescuers from the US First Response Rescue Group were on their way too...

The bodies were discovered by a helicopter crew on January 3rd 2000.

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