Friday, January 27, 2023

Arturo Carvajal will climb the 16 highest Spanish peaks

Barbastrian climber Arturo Carvajal Martin aims to climb 16 highest Spanish peaks “Give visibility to type 1 diabetes” which he himself suffers from, The project was presented at the Social Headquarters of Monteneros de Aragón (MAB) with President José Masgrau, who is a medical professional. forecast is two or three monthly peaks from January to July, The three highest of them: Teide (3,715 m), Mülhausen (3,479 m) and Aneto (3,404 m) are where the project will culminate.

In addition, you will climb the peaks of Pica d’Estats (3,152 m), Mesa de los Tres Reyes (2,446), Aketegi (1,551), Torre Blanca (2,617), Torrecerredo (2,650), San Lorenzo (2,271). Peña Trevinca (2,127), Pico del Lobo (2,274), El Torreón (1,648), Peñalara (2,428), Ato de las Barracas (1,838), Pico de los Obispos (2,014) and Puig Major (1,436). Carvajal has not ruled out climbing the other peaks close to the one mentioned, Valletta Peak (3,396). The first project of these characteristics to be carried out in SpainWhere there is no record that other diabetic climbers have done similar projects.

This is also the first time in the history of MAB (1949) Carvajal would join the partners with the “deeds” performed over the course of 74 years. The project will start this month in Madrid “with the challenge of giving visibility to the whole of Spain that the type 1 diabetes that I was diagnosed with does not stop my passion for the mountainsWhich was nice especially after the recent experience on Kilimanjaro (5,895m)”, explained Carvajal, whose love of mountains dates back to 2014, five years before he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2019. They advised him not to practice that sport.

On the other hand, “I have not resigned myself because my passion is the mountain and It is possible if practiced in a controlled manner, Even sport seems to me to be a fundamental pillar and example of perseverance. The key is adequate preparation, management of the disease and knowing, for exampleWhat should be done in case of low blood sugar?, In his opinion, “Sugar cubes, energy bars and glucagon are basic and They shouldn’t be missing in a backpack. Glucagon helps control the level of glucose—blood sugar—in the body. Glucose is the body’s main source of energy.

Forecast to peak every weekend By the end of July when the project will crown the top of Annetto (3,404), which will be climbed from the Corones Pass, while Teide (3,715) will be done from the sea, although it will choose the usual routes. In this regard, “fear must be broken,” explained Barbastre’s man, who Will go with my dog Although he does not rule out that other climbers he meets on trips do. MAB, Officia Aragon and El Poder del Candal, an NGO that promotes physical exercise among people with chronic diseases, collaborate on the project.

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