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October 21, 2021

Rescue of climbers trapped in Mera peak area begins  

Kathmandu. Due to bad weather and heavy snowfall, all but one of those trapped on the way back from climbing My Peak (6470 m) have been rescued. A search is on for the missing person.

Four foreigners and a Nepali guide have been rescued and brought to the capital from Makalu Adventure Pvt. Ltd. He is undergoing treatment at Grandi Hospital in Kathmandu.

According to the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), the rescue team also brought the members of Sherpa Events Organizer to Lukla.

Chetan Sherpa, a member of the team, has been without contact for the past three days.  Mera Peak is a mountain managed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). You have to get permission from the association to climb it. Both the teams were returning after climbing the peak due to bad weather and heavy snowfall.

A statement issued by the NMA’s president, Santa Bir  Lama on Thursday mentioned that the search operation is being carried out in coordination with the company in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourism, District Administration Office, Solukhumbu, Nepal Police, and Nepal Army.

A team led by group leader Nuru Sherpa and climbing guide Kami Sherpa has been mobilized in the search operation. “We hope to rescue him soon,” Lama said in a statement.

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