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US-Extremkletterer Brad Gobright stürzt in Mexiko in den Tod

Brad Gobright : US-Extremkletterer stürzt in Mexiko in den Tod

Der bekannte US-Extremkletterer Brad Gobright ist tödlich verunglückt. Der 31-Jährige stürzte beim Abseilen in Mexiko mehrere hundert Meter in die Tiefe.

Der 31-Jährige sei am Mittwoch gemeinsam mit seinem US-Kollegen Aidan Jacobson auf einer Klettertour im nördlichen Bundesstaat Nuevo León gewesen, als er beim Abseilen abgestürzt sei, teilte der Zivilschutz des Bundesstaats am Donnerstag mit. Gobright war für spektakuläre Klettertouren bekannt, die er unter anderem auf seiner Instagramseite mit seinen Fans teilte.

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Dihedron is a 5.14 corner put up by @randyleavitt back in 97. After thirty minutes and a bunch of whining I asked to be lowered. This is the hardest I’ve ever been shut down by a climb. It’s obtuse, blank and vertical. Major respect to Randy for believing it could be climbed and then actually climbing it. It’s an amazing route but I’ll never go back to try it again. The next day I got on Stingray and ripped three gobies into my fingers on my first burn. That just about did it for my hard trad trip to Josh. I grew up climbing here and for fifteen years it’s been a humbling experience. I love you Joshua Tree but you can be so mean. Photo by @hobogreg @gramicci @evolv_worldwide @frictionlabs</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bradgobright/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Brad Gobright</a> (@bradgobright) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2018-12-13T18:31:25+00:00">Dec 13, 2018 at 10:31am PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script> </aside>
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Der 26-jährige Jacobson stürzte den Angaben zufolge gemeinsam mit Gobright ab, blieb aber im Gegensatz zu seinem Kameraden auf einem Vorsprung liegen. Er erlitt demnach Verletzungen unter anderem am rechten Knöchel. Die beiden waren auf der als "Leuchtender Pfad" bekannten Route in Potrero Chico unterwegs.

Gobright war in der Kletterwelt vor allem für spektakuläre Aktionen wie einen Rekord-Aufstieg am Granitriesen El Capitán im kalifornischen Yosemite-Nationalpark bekannt. Bei dem Free-Solo-Abenteuer an der berüchtigten Steilwand hatte er 2017 einen Rekord aufgestellt.

(jco/AFP)