A Quebec woman died in an avalanche in Ecuador

Quebec businesswoman Rebecca Dinelle, 25, died Thursday while trying to climb a volcano in Ecuador.

He fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes, Chimborazo, when an avalanche swept him away.

During the climb, he was accompanied by a friend, Éloi Larrivee, 24, who was injured in the accident. He contacted the authorities after the landslide to report the death of Ms. Dinelle at approximately 5750 meters.




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They are the only two victims of this disaster. Chimborazo is 6,293 meters above sea level. It is located in the Andes about 130 kilometers south of the capital Quito, and is the highest peak in Ecuador and one of the highest volcanoes in the world.

Rebecca Dinelle is the co-founder and general manager of the company 3 Sphères Communications in McMasterville in Montérégie.

His colleague Jeff Thibault-Flynn gave him a touching tribute on social networks.

“Rebecca will remain in my thoughts and hearts forever, because now, as our loved ones know, I lost my second half and a part of myself.

I want, on his behalf, and mine, to thank you for being a part of our dreams and adventures from the beginning,” he wrote on Facebook.




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The company 3 Sphères Communications also paid tribute to him on Instagram.

“Rebecca, one of the founding pillars of the agency, is at the peak of her career. His infectious passion and his desire to push the limits will continue to enliven the daily life of the team.

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help Rebecca Dinelle’s family through this ordeal. Insurance could not cover the costs associated with his death, and the high costs put a heavy burden on the family.

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