Tragic news: Young Spanish star, 31, is killed on Mont Blanc

Tragic news: Young Spanish star, 31, is killed on Mont Blanc

Orchestras

norman lebrecht

September 09, 2021

The Geneva Chamber Orchestra is mourning the death in a mountain accident of its solo timpanist, Sergi Sempere.

No details have been released, except that the accident occured while he was climing Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in Europe.

 

Comments

  • Karl says:

    Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most deadly mountains. But many guiding companies describe Mont Blanc as more of a “long walk” apparently.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/why-is-mont-blanc-one-of-the-worlds-deadliest-mountains/260143/

  • John Borstlap says:

    It’s tragic, but also a stupid way to go. Searching for your own fate is inviting mishap.

    • The View from America says:

      Unfortunately, “extreme everything” seems to be all the rage these days …

    • Brettermeier says:

      “It’s tragic, but also a stupid way to go.”

      Yup. Like sky diving or BASE jumping.

    • Karl says:

      If that’s what he liked then I wouldn’t knock him. It’s got to be a better way to go that having your guts rot slowly from cancer or having your brain fail from dementia over a period of years.

    • Hayne says:

      The guy was living his life the way he wanted. Everyone does something “stupid.” Life is made up of choices. Condolences to his family.

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