A rescue team from Himalayan
Rescue Association (HRA) is around the base camp of Mt. Kang Guru since 22nd
October in search of the missing 7 member French Expedition Team and other 11
Nepalese included in the team, swept away by an avalanche on 20th October
2005. The team rescued 4 Nepalese porters on 23rd of October, 3 of them
brought to Kathmandu and 1 included in the same team for further rescue
team of 12 persons including 1 French flew today to the base camp headed by
President of HRA Mr. Bikram Neupane.
The rescue operation is being
taken vigorously by the team of altogether 20 persons. So far, the situation
of the missing persons is not known yet. Source Lok Bahadur Khatri Under
18 climbers feared dead in
Western Nepal avalanche, Details
are few, but the worst is feared...
Reuters is reporting "rescue
workers are searching for seven French and 11 Nepali climbers who went missing
four days ago after an avalanche in western Nepal, rescue officials said on
Other sources are telling
EverestNews.com it is unclear at this point what has happened, but that the
climbers are out of contact.
A rescue helicopter did find 4 Nepali
porters. One porter was left behind to help find the others and 3 were bought
back to Pokhara. Rescue operations are underway... The
French expedition had planned to climb 6,120 meter Mt. Kanguru.
According to Reuters the
"avalanche tore through the base camp of the 6,981-meter (22,903-feet) Kang
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