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US NewsFive bodies found in hunt for missing mountain climbers

13:46  03 june  2019
13:46  03 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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The bodies of two missing mountain climbers have been found 30 years after they disappeared in the Himalayas. That was the last time he heard from them. Following his recovery, Aisthorpe climbed back to camp, where he found the tents belonging to the men completely empty.

Rescuers have found the bodies of two climbers missing for almost a fortnight on a mountain in Pakistan. Tom Ballard, whose mother died on K2, was climbing Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-highest mountain , with Italian Daniele Nardi when they lost contact on 24 February.

Five bodies found in hunt for missing mountain climbers © Other The climbers were attempting to reach the peak of Nanda Devi. Credit: Anindya Mukherjee An Indian official has said air force pilots have spotted five bodies while searching for eight missing climbers - including four Britons - in the Himalayas.

They were found just before a rescue operation was suspended due to heavy snowfall and high winds, said Vijay Kumar Jogdanda, a civil administrator in Pithoragarh district in northern India's Uttarakhand state.

He said the search to find the remaining three missing climbers would resume on Tuesday.

The group was attempting to reach the summit of India's second-highest peak Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand.

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Babu Chiri Sherpa had climbed the mountain 10 times and spent 20 hours on the summit of Everest in 1999, then a new record.[8] Two Nepalese climbers died on October 24, 1984 while trying to recover the body of Hannelore Schmatz.[17] While searching for George Mallory's Body found in 1999.

The bodies of two climbers who went missing on a mountain in Pakistan have been found . A number of deaths on the peak, which is notoriously difficult to climb , have earned it the nickname "Killer Mountain ". Mr Pontecorvo said the bodies were in a place that was difficult to reach but everything

The missing Britons have been named locally as group leader Martin Moran, John McLaren, Rupert Whewell and Richard Payne.

The other members who disappeared on the expedition include US nationals Anthony Sudekum and Ronald Beimel, Australian Ruth McCance, and Indian guide Chetan Pandey.

Two Indian air force helicopters and a rescue team have been searching the region for the group since the climbers failed to return to their base camp on Friday night.

The University of York confirmed that one of its lecturers - Dr Richard Payne - travelled to the Himalayas.

"We remain extremely concerned for his safety and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time," the university said in a statement.

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A HELICOPTER and rescue team that was desperately searching for a missing British climber on Pakistan's 'killer mountain ' have found a snow-covered tent. On board was a team of rescuers led by experienced climber Ali Sadpara who has been involved in previous missions to save stranded

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Mr Moran's family also released a statement saying they were "deeply saddened" by the unfolding incident.

They added: "As a family, we share the same emotions that all next of kin are experiencing in not knowing the whereabouts or well-being of those closest to us."

The climbers, who began their ascent of Nanda Devi on 13 May, went missing on the Indian side of the Himalayas near the end of a climbing season during which there have been several fatalities.

At least nine people have died on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest this year, making it the deadliest climbing season on the peak since 2015.

Moran Mountain, which ran the expedition, said in a Facebook post on Sunday that it was working with authorities and the British Association of Mountain Guides to gather information about the expedition's fate.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We are in contact with the Indian authorities following reports that a number of British nationals are missing in the Indian Himalayas.

"We will do all we can to assist any British people who need our help."

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