London-born Israeli Gil Banks, 25, died on Sunday following a fall while trying to scale the Rucu Pichincha volcano in Ecuador.
What Happened To Gil Banks?
A steam explosion from the crater also killed two scientists in 2000. Mr. Banks grew up in Glasgow but is said to have relocated to Caesarea in Israel with his family some years ago. The Israeli Embassy in Ecuador announced his death in a statement. It said: ‘We express our support for this profound loss and convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.’ Mr. Banks attended Mearns Castle High School in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire.
Friends paid tribute to the triathlon and keen runner. Triathlon instructor Eduardo Finkelstein said: ‘I remember him, with his wild red hair and amazing smile… he was an extraordinary runner. My heartfelt sympathy for the family at this time. ‘ You have my sincerest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and loads of love at this time of sadness. My heart goes out to you at this terrible time.’ Neighbour and friend Michael Sapir praised Mr. Banks as a ‘wonderful young guy.
He said that Mr. Banks was ‘an excellent athlete. Smart and ambitious. Warm and generous with a great friendly heart to all who knew him. Childhood buddy Oz Hochman stated that. Mr. Banks was a perfect and caring friend’. He added: ‘It was a huge privilege and delight for me to be part of his trip that was intended to end very differently. ‘ I can’t believe I’m separating from you but, on the other hand, I know that experiences with you will accompany me until the end of the earth.’ The peak of Rucu Pichincha stands at 15,413ft (4,698m) (4,698m).
It is an active volcano that last erupted in 1998. The first known ascent of the volcano’s higher summit, Guagua Pichincha, at 15,696ft (4,784m), was in 1582 by a party of locals. Almost two centuries later, the volcano was the location of pioneering work by French geographer Charles-Marie de La Condamine, who made the ‘underworld’ parallel. He and members of the French Geodesic Mission spent 23 days on the peak of Rucu Pichincha as part of their work on estimating the length of a degree of latitude.
Pichincha’s most recent eruption, which began in August 1998, saw Quito city below coated in several inches of ash. Prior to that, a large eruption occurred in 1660, when 12 inches of ash fell. The peak was considered sacred by indigenous people. Its southern slopes were also the scene of the Battle of Pichincha in 1822 in the Spanish-American wars of independence.
Gil Banks Age, Family, Early Life
Gil Banks was 25 years old. He holds British nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign and actual born date are not known.
There is currently no verified information about Gil Banks’s parents yet.
Gil Banks Girlfriend, What about his Relationship?
So yet, nothing about Gil Bank’s girlfriend or wife’s personality or love relationship has been revealed.
Gil Banks Career, What was his profession?
It is understood Gil had been traveling around South America after doing his national service in an elite unit of the Israeli army, according to the Daily Record. “The embassy is going out the proper procedure following the death of the 25-year-old Israeli.
We express our support for this profound loss and convey our most sincere sympathies to family and friends.”
How much is Gil Banks Net Worth?
However, we shouldn’t have any specific information about Gil Banks’s net worth.
Which school and college did he go to?
Gil Banks Studied at Hof HaCarmel Comp School and he Went to Mearns Castle High School.
Is he available on any kind of social media platform?
Gil Banks is available on Facebook.
Physical Appearance of Gil Banks’s Height, Weight
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