The 35-year-old mountaineer fell off a cliff when, together with two other companions, he accessed one of the climbing routes of the Midi d ‘Ossau peak, in the Bearn region. 

A 35-year-old mountaineer from Zaragoza died this Saturday after falling from almost 40 meters at Pico Midi d ‘Ossau, in the Bearn area ( France ). The accident occurred while he was walking to approach one of the climbing routes that require the group to be tied down. The climber, Fernando Colás, fell when he was going down a quarry and was not yet roped. He hit his head and died on the spot, according to French media reports.  The deceased and his two companions were experienced, good mountaineers, and well equipped, they indicate in the République des Pyrénées.  

His two colleagues notified the Spanish emergency services, which then redirected his request to the French side. The high mountain specialists of Olorón were alerted, who could not intervene due to the weather conditions. There were two lifeguards from the Gavarnie Mountain Rescue Center, accompanied by a doctor from Samu 65, who came, transported by Dragon 64. The deceased belonged to Montañeros de Aragón de Zaragoza.

This fatal event joins the one that occurred on Thursday in the Aragonese Pyrenees, when a 22-year-old mountain runner residing in Jaca fell down a steep cut near the Camino de La Zapatilla, near Candanchú. The young man was training and due to the existing fog in the area, he had to become disoriented. His body was rescued by the Civil Guard.

During this weekend, the specialists of the Greim de Huesca have deployed another nine aid devices in the province and have treated 13 people. Among them are the two crew members of a plane that this Saturday had to make an emergency landing at Coll de Fadas, in Bisaurri (Ribagorza). Both were seriously injured, with multiple injuries and multiple injuries. They were evacuated by the Benemérita helicopter and later transferred on individual 112 aircraft to the Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza and the Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona. The two injured, 53 and 64 years old, are residents of this town. 

This Saturday another five rescues were carried out to help another seven people, and a dog. The Sereim de Jaca, together with a doctor from 061, evacuated a 48-year-old man from Zaragoza by helicopter to the hospital in the city of Jaca, who had suffered an accident while on a bicycle route near Pico de la Raca, in La Astún station. Shortly after, the specialists from Huesca, also with the help of the aircraft, took a dog and its owner to the Panticosa Spa, where the man had his car. The animal had broken its leg when a rock had fallen on it and could not continue on its way.

A new operation also helped a man on Saturday who was on a mountain tour through the Cotiella massif, heading towards the Armeña refuge ( Seira ), feeling unwell and unable to continue on his own. The Greim de Benasque evacuated him to the heli-surface of the town and he was transferred in an ambulance to the health center.

Once the previous rescue was completed, Boltaña specialists treated a French hiker in the Brecha de Rolan, in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. He suffered a head injury as a result of a fall. He was evacuated to Pradera de Ordesa and, from there, he was transferred in an ambulance to a hospital.

During the afternoon, the Ereim de Panticosa rescued a 42-year-old man, a 45-year-old woman, and a minor, all of the residents of Zaragoza and uninjured, who were encrusted due to lack of technical level and inexperience. on the path called “acuaendro”, in Panticosa.

On Friday, the mountain teams of the Civil Guard carried out another three rescues, assisting four people. 

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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