Despite the extremely difficult weather conditions, five tourists went to Babia Góra on Saturday in summer clothes – in shorts, no long trousers, sweaters or jackets. When one of the women in this group weakened and was threatened with hypothermia, rescuers came to the rescue. – Low temperatures require appropriate clothing and additional equipment – warned the president of the Mountain Volunteer Rescue Service, who participated in the rescue expedition.
Tourists intended to reach the highest peak of Beskid Żywiecki in summer clothes, while the temperature was close to 14 degrees Celsius and there was a second degree of avalanche danger. When they reached the area of Gówniak in the Babia Góra Massif, one of the women weakened.
The woman weakened, she was unable to come back down on her own
As the president of GOPR Paweł Konieczny, who participated in the rescue expedition, reported, other tourists who were nearby, if possible, shared warm clothes with calling for help, but it turned out that the condition of one of the women participating in the expedition was serious and she was unable to return to the bottom on your own.
A group of over 20 rescuers from the Beskidzka and Podhalańska Groups of the Mountain Volunteer Rescue Service went to the place of the call.
After reaching the destination, the rescuers warmed the cooled woman and carried her to the Krowiarki Pass in a stretcher, where she was transferred to an ambulance. The remaining four people, assisted by rescuers, went downstairs.
President of GOPR: low temperatures require appropriate clothing
At the same time, some of the rescuers participating in the action were directed to the ruins of the Beskidenverein shelter, where a man, who had lost his orientation in difficult weather conditions, was waiting for help. After the first team of rescuers reached him, he was safely brought to the shelter in Markowe Szczawiny.
– We warn you that the weather in the mountains is very difficult at present – intense snowfall means that many routes are unpaved and require tiring paving. In addition, low temperatures require appropriate clothing and additional equipment. We adhere to adjusting the goals of our mountain expeditions to the conditions prevailing in the mountains and to our skills, equipment and experience – said the president of GOPR.
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