The Valencian climber Carlos Tudela, at his 62 years old, has died in the Pyrenees, as a consequence of a fall in Benasque (Huesca). Tudela and her wife, Rosa Real, were the climbers who arrived to the top of the Gasherbrum II Mountain, which has 8.035 meters in height (more than 26000 feet), in the Karakorum Mountains, in the Himalayas’ area, during the celebration of the ‘Five Centuries of the Universitat de València.’
Among the activities of the 500th anniversary of the Universitat, an expedition to the Himalayas was included. Apart from Carlos Tudela and Rosa Real, other climbers such as Francisco Goerlich, Javier Botella, Armand Congost, Francisco J. Pérez, Enrique Expósito and Enrique Aguado participated in this adventure. The final ascent to the summit took place on the 29th of July of 1999.
Apart from the climb, scientific works were carried out in the expedition.
The death occurred when the climb to Bardamina’s Crest, in Benasque, has been already concluded. The fatality took place on a 300 meters (984 feet) drop. Tudela was a loved and respected figure in the world of mountaineering and climbing.