Miss Universum -kilpailuissa vuonna 2013 Moskovassa edustanut Lotta Hintsa on viime aikoina tehnyt mallintöiden lisäksi aluevalloituksia muun muassa vuorikiipeilyn saralla. Miss Suomi on poseerannut silmiähivelevän kauniissa mallikuvissa vuorenrinteillä. Nyt eteen on tullut vakavia ongelmia.
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#BPK2update: Expedition over. Shit happens, please no apologies or pity, I’ve already got my sights on the next project. ❄ Health wise, I’m quite ok, and even though the press considers me “rescued”, I was perfectly capable and willing to walk out on my own feet at the end of the expedition. The Pakistan Military helicopter pilots who were there to evacuate my climbing partner Don were gracious enough to invite me to fly out with them. These pilots are seriously the best in the world and I can tell you that Don is extremely grateful that they got him to medical care for his pneumonia. ❄ Anyhow, I was not healthy enough to have attempted the summit (coughing, chest pain, back pain, bleeding nose for 7 weeks…), especially after looking at the forecast of 150km/h summit wind until almost the end of our expedition (porters arrive feb. 22.). After the bad weather, even with miracle luck, I wouldn’t have had the time to summit with the acclimatization and experience I have… oh, and my toes have also been numb for six weeks so I kind of risked losing them too. ❄ It was a hard decision to make because in BC you tell yourself til the last minute that you’re ok even when you feel like your lungs are collapsing and you don’t notice when you hit your toes with your ice axe. In the end Don’s reasoning as my coach that it’s better to recover as soon as possible and start training for the next big event (this summer!!) than wait for a miracle and watch your health deteriorate in BC made sense to me. ❄ So stay tuned for the summer news! Meanwhile, I’ll keep posting stuff from this winter and other training climbs :) Video: @donbowie ❄ #allureofaltitude #highaltitude #broadpeak #winterexpedition #winter #expedition
Hintsa kertoo sosiaalisessa mediassa vuorikiipeilynsä päättyneen tällä kertaa ennenaikaisesti, koska hän itse ja retkikunnan muut jäsenet olivat sairastuneet. Lopulta Pakistanin ilmavoimat evakuoi ryhmän noin kuuden kilometrin korkeudelta vuorelta. Hintsa oli luonnollisesti pahoillaan tapahtuneesta, mutta katsoo kuitenkin jo eteen päin.
– Expedition over. Shit happens, please no apologies or pity, I’ve already got my sights on the next project, Lotta Hintsa kirjotti.
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#BPK2winter not much of an update ❄ Yesterday me and @donbowie went in search of the route to the Babanov/Affansiev ridge through the glacier and while it was definitely an adventure, we were blocked by huge crevasses and ice walls wherever we went. So after three hours we came back and this is pretty much what always happens upon return: I spread out my gear in front of the tent to store it in drums. All our snacks were still intact too. The @foodin functional chocolate, chocolate covered dried strawberries and collagen protein bars are my faves. Energy, antioxidants and probiotics, all essential here. The Biohacker's chocolate bar has also maca, cordyceps and beetroot to boost your performance. Just thought you guys might wanna know the things I love to eat when I climb and explore :D Photo by @donbowie #highaltitude #winterexpedition #sharinghappiness #foodin #mtnchicks #sheadventures #choosemountains #karitraa
Samalla Lotta totesi, että oli evakuoitaessa edelleen toimintakykyinen sairastumisestaan huolimatta, vaikka päätyikin palaamaan vuorelta ilmavoimien helikopterilla. Huipun valloittamiseen hänellä ei olisi kuitenkaan ollut enää riittävästi voimia. Pelastusoperaation päätarkoitus oli pelastaa Hintsan kumppani Don, jolla todettiin myöhemmin keuhkokuume.