An Irish climber has died and an Indian climber is lacking after falling right into a crevasse in two separate incidents on Mount Annapurna, the world’s tenth highest mountain
KATHMANDU, Nepal — An Irish climber has died and an Indian is lacking after falling right into a crevasse in two separate incidents on Mount Annapurna, the world’s tenth highest mountain, an expedition organizer stated Tuesday.
One other Indian climber fell sick on the way in which down from the 8,091-meter (26,540-foot) summit however miraculously survived after spending the evening in harsh situations on the mountain.
Irish climber Noel Richmond, 56, died Monday whereas getting back from the summit, Thaneswar Guragai of Kathmandu-based Seven Summit Treks stated. The reason for dying was not instantly identified.
His physique was carried down the mountain and brought to Kathmandu, the capital, Guragai stated.
Indian climber Anurag Maloo fell right into a crevasse on the identical mountain on Monday, Guragai stated. A search is constant for him.
One other Indian, Baljeet Kaur, reached the summit on Monday however grew to become exhausted and fell sick on the way in which down as a result of she was not utilizing any supplemental bottled oxygen, stated Pasang Sherpa of Pioneer Journey, who outfitted the expedition and arranged a rescue effort.
He stated Kaur spend the evening on the mountain earlier than she was capable of make contact and was rescued by a helicopter.
She was taken to a hospital in Kathmandu, the place she walked from the ambulance to the hospital constructing with the assistance of a nurse.
The favored spring mountaineering season has simply begun within the Himalayas in Nepal and lots of of climbers have begun climbing the best peaks.
Three Sherpa guides have been lacking since final week, once they fell right into a crevasse on a treacherous part of Mount Everest simply above base camp on the world’s highest mountain. The crevasse is estimated to be about 50 meters (160 toes) deep.