They found the body of a second climber who disappeared on Everest

They found the body of a second climber who disappeared on Everest
They found the body of a second climber who disappeared on Everest

Tsedendamba’s body was found on Friday morning, May 17, at about 8,600 meters above sea level, after several days of search and rescue operations hampered by bad weather.

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The rescuers they found the body of a second Mongolian mountaineer who disappeared in the Everestthe organizers of the expedition reported this Sunday, confirming the second fatality on the highest peak in the world this mountaineering season.

Usukhjargal Tsedendamba, 53, and Prevsuren Lkhagvajav, 31, were trying to ascend Everest, located in the Himalayas, in Nepal. The last communications with them were recorded on the afternoon of Monday, May 13, when they were at 7,900 meters above sea level, less than a kilometer from the summit.

The body of Tsedendamba was found on Friday May 17 in the morning at about 8,600 meters above sea level, after several days of search and rescue operations hampered by bad weather.


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“The second body was also found on Friday, but needed verification. We confirmed yesterday that it was him“Pemba Sherpa from 8k Expeditions, who managed their permits and stay at the base camp, told AFP. “We are trying to get the bodies down,” he added.

Four guides had been sent for search and rescue. Lkhagvajav’s body was found in an area called the balcony, a small platform at an elevation of around 8,400 metres.

According to Sherpa, The two climbers began the ascent without a guide and his walkie-talkie was found in his store. Four Nepalese guides were looking for them.

The industry of
mountaineering

Hundreds of climbers flock to Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, to reach these peaks in the northern spring, when temperatures are more lenient and winds generally weaker.

The mountaineering industry represents several million dollars and rests on the experience of the “sherpa“, Nepalese mountaineers who act as guides. They charge a high price to accompany hundreds of climbers each year. A third of those who died on Everest are Nepali guides.

Two climbers have died this year on Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world. French mountaineer Johnny Saliba, 60, died at an altitude of 8,120 meters during his attempt to reach the summit last week.

Lakpa Tenji Sherpa, a 53-year-old Nepalese guide, died while descending the same peak after reaching the summit.

 
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