Nepal storm kills at least seven climbers on Himalayan mountain, police say
Oct 14, 2018, 15:36
The five South Korean climbers and four Nepalese guides were swept to their deaths when a violent snowstorm triggered a landslide that destroyed their base camp at 11,500ft.
The bodies of the climbers - five South Koreans and four Nepalis - will be flown to Pokhara, a tourist hub that serves as a gateway to the Annapurna region, and then to Kathmandu, said Yogesh Sapkota of Simrik Air, a helicopter company involved in the effort.
A helicopter reached the site and managed to land just above the expedition team's camp, but were unable to retrieve any of the bodies.
Nepali climbing guide Lakma Sherpa, who was assisting another Korean climber, said they were forced to return after the 77-year-old climber fell ill three hours before reaching the base camp on Thursday.
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