Two climbers go missing during Everest Expedition

SALLERI, MAY 22: Two climbers, one Nepali and one Briton, have gone missing during their descent from Mt. Everest. The missing climbers have been identified as Sherpa guide Tenzi Sherpa, 21, and British citizen Daniel Paul Peterson, 40, according to Kali Bahadur Bhujel, Director at the Department of Tourism.

The two reportedly slipped from an altitude of 8,750 meters at the South Col on Wednesday morning. They had successfully climbed Everest on the morning of May 21.

Their expedition was facilitated by Eight K Expedition Pvt Ltd. A team of six trained mountain guides has been mobilized to search for the missing climbers. The department has called for cooperation from all quarters in the search operation for the two. — RSS