Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of 9 climbers, Asia News

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of 9 climbers, Asia News

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of 9 climbers, Asia News

At least nine climbers were killed when an avalanche destroyed their base camp on Mount Gurja Himal in Nepal, their expedition organiser said on Saturday. (They) fell off a cliff and died'. "Going by the colour of their skin four bodies must be of Korean climbers, while two are Nepalis", Budhamagar told Reuters from Myagdi district where the site is located. Five South Korean climbers - belonging to the group Koreanway Gurja Himal Expedition 2018 - including team leader Kim Chang-ho, were killed in the avalanche on Friday evening, The Himalayan Times reported.

Villagers who reached base camp on Saturday afternoon found the bodies of four South Korean climbers, two Nepalese guides and another person yet to be identified, while the search was continuing for two more, Budamagar said.

A sixth South Korean climber was staying at a village lower in the valley when the storm hit, after being forced to a lower altitude by health problems.

The previous year, 16 Sherpas were killed on Everest when an avalanche swept through the Khumbu Icefall.

The CAC official said a Korean Air flight carrying the bodies of the climbers will arrive at South Korea's Incheon International Airport early Wednesday.

Rescue efforts on Saturday were driven back by the bad weather, with two attempts to land helicopters at the site...

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Their bodies were retrieved Sunday morning and were later transported to a hospital in Kathmandu.

They were led by Kim Chang-ho (49), a veteran climber who had reached all 148,000-m Himalayan peaks without supplemental oxygen.

Gurung said a rescue team would hopefully return to the camp on Sunday, if conditions improved.

According to guide company Satori Adventures, Gurja is the shortest peak in the Dhaulagiri range, a daunting massif that's home to the world's seventh-highest mountain as well as several peaks higher than 7,500 meters.

Only 30 people have successfully climbed to its peak compared with more the than 8,000 people who have reached the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest.

The climbers were on an expedition to make a new trekking route when their camp on Mount Gurja was swept away by a strong storm.

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