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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Local man dies on mountain hike

An Oxford man fell to his death Sunday on Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America, officials say.
Charles “Charlie” King, 25, was scaling the Pico de Orizaba, an 18,941-foot dormant stratovolcano that straddles the states of Pueblo and Veracruz, when he fell about 300 feet from a height of about 15,000 feet. (January 8, 2014, Page 2)

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    1. Jesse Malone says:

      Hi,

      We are saddened to hear about the death of Mr. King on Orizaba and offer our condolences to the family. My son and I were on Orizaba twice this year, in September and in November. My son,Charlie, was 5 years of age at the time. We used the “Normal” route on the north side of the mountain beginning from the town of Tlachichuca. We climbed multiple variations of the route both up and down. If we return to Orizaba in the future, we would be happy to place a memorial to Mr. King, if the family approves.
      The family can contact me at the email address listed in this reply or at the Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service in Alabama, phone: (205) 349-0311

      Jesse Malone

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