A world-renowned rock climber, US national Brad Gobright, fell to his death while climbing a sheer rock face in northern Mexico, authorities said on Thursday.
Gobright, 31, and fellow American Aidan Jacobson, 26, were climbing a route known as the Shining Path in the northern state of Nuevo Leon on Wednesday when they fell, the state’s emergency response agency said in a statement.
Witnesses said the men had finished climbing the 900-meter (2,300-foot) summit and were while returning, back to down when the accident occurred. Jacobson landed safely but Gobright bounced off and fell another 300 meters to his death, they said.
“Jacobson suffered injuries on his right ankle and various parts of his body. He was treated at our base,” the statement said.
The late rock climber was known for his gravity-defying solo ascents with no ropes.