Saturday, May 25, 2013

5 climbers missing, feared dead on world's 3rd highest mountain in Nepal

Five climbers including two Hungarians and a South Korean are missing on the world's third-highest mountain and feared dead, a mountaineering official said Friday.

The five disappeared Monday on Mount Kanchenjunga, and bad weather was preventing a rescue helicopter from reaching their base camp.

Mountaineering Department official Dipendra Poudel said Friday that the climbers were descending from the summit when they were believed to have slipped or fallen at an altitude of about 25,900 feet.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/24/5-climbers-missing-on-nepal-mount-kanchenjunga-weather-prevents-search-on-3rd/