There is concern for the lives of nine climbers in the Himalayas, after a snow storm their base camp destroyed on Mount Gurja, in the west of Nepal. It comes to five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides, reported the police on Saturday.
The search is hampered by bad weather. A helicopter pilot saw after the storm, bodies lie scattered over the mountain. Due to the poor weather conditions and low visibility, he could not, however, countries.
‘The rescue operation, however, goes on unabated. We try to be as fast as possible, more details to come, ” says Wangchu Sherpa, the Nepalese Bergbeklimmersagentschap, to news agency Reuters.
It is the largest group of mountaineers in Nepal have been involved in an accident in two years time. The team was also an experienced South Korean mountain climber. He was the first of his country, with fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres, could restrain.
Mount Gurja is a mountain of 7.193 feet high. He is located about 200 kilometres northwest of capital Kathmandu. Nepal has eight of the fourteen highest peaks in the world. The klimseizoen is running currently at full capacity. The money that foreign mountaineers have bought copies for peaks to be conquered, is an important source of income for the country.