2 from Oregon die climbing in Argentina

The Associated Press /

Published Jan 2, 2013 at 04:00AM

PORTLAND — Relatives and friends say an Oregon man and a climbing partner who grew up in Oregon have died during a climb of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.

The Oregonian and KGW-TV report that 42-year-old David Reinhart, of the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego, died last weekend while climbing the 22,841-foot peak in the Andes. Eric Nourse of Colorado also died during the expedition.

Eric’s twin brother, Greg Nourse, of Portland, survived.

The Oregonian reports that Eric and Greg Nourse grew up in Gold Beach.

Reinhart was a managing director of Portland-based Felton Properties, a commercial property company. Felton Properties’ chief executive Matt Felton says Greg Nourse called last week by satellite phone to say that Reinhart had altitude sickness. Felton adds that both Eric and Greg Nourse eventually went to try to find help. Craig Reinhart, a brother of David Reinhart, has traveled to Argentina. He said the climbers loved the outdoors, each other and their families.