Alex Txikon Acts as Midwife in Emergency Helicopter Birth

Just when the adventure seemed over, some unexpected drama befell Alex Txikon and his winter Manaslu team. Oswald Perreira and Simone Moro had returned to Kathmandu, but Txikon and his group remained in Base Camp yesterday to pack. They then boarded a helicopter to Kathmandu.

On a refueling stop in Samagaon, they were asked to take a pregnant woman to hospital. She was in labor, but the baby was having problems.

The situation was critical, and the mother almost died in the helicopter while she tried to give birth. Alex Txikon assisted the woman as well as he could. He tried to put the baby in position, and eventually, managed to help bring the woman’s baby boy to life.

The entire team ran to the hospital to check on the mother and the child. After a few hours of medical care, they were both recovering well and resting.

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!


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Frederick
Frederick
2 months ago

Wow an amazing story and I am sure one they won’t forget. Amazing well done

elena
elena
2 months ago

It’s cooler than the summit of Manaslu!

Lenore Jones
Lenore Jones
2 months ago

I’m so glad he knew what to do. Amazing story.

Twinkletoes
Twinkletoes
2 months ago

OK that’s pretty awesome