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April 20, 2023

Missing Indian Climber Found Alive in Annapurna

A climber who had gone missing from the second base camp of Annapurna mountain in Myagdi, Nepal, has been successfully rescued alive after four days.
Anurag Malu, a 34-year-old climber from Kishangarh, Rajasthan, India, was found at the second base camp of Annapurna mountain on Thursday morning. Thaneshwar Guragari, manager of Seven Summit Trek and expedition, informed that Malu, who had been missing since Monday, was rescued from a height of 7,500 meters by a Prabhu Air helicopter at 10:30 am.

“The helicopter transported him from Annapurna Himal to Pokhara’s Manipal Teaching Hospital, and treatment has commenced,” he said. According to sources, Malu’s condition is critical. Malu had been climbing with Seven Summit Trek and went missing while returning to the base camp after an unsuccessful climb.

Another Indian climber, Baljeet Kaur, a 27-year-old, was also rescued alive from Annapurna Himal on Tuesday. Trekking company Pioneer Adventure has reported that Kaur’s condition is normal after being taken to Kathmandu.

Unfortunately, climber Noel Hanna from Irland passed away on Tuesday while descending from climbing Annapurna. Hanna had been climbing Annapurna Himal with Seven Summit Trek.

Annapurna Himal, standing at 8,091 meters, is the tenth highest mountain in the world, located in the Annapurna Rural Municipality Ward No. 4 Narchang region in Myagdi. The spring climbing season for this year began on Saturday for Annapurna Himal.

This year, 45 climbers from five groups obtained permission from the department of tourism to climb Annapurna Himal. As of Wednesday, 35 people have reached the Annapurna base camp and returned, according to Tej Gurung, Chairman of the Conservation Area Management Committee Narchang.

Annapurna was first climbed by Maurice Herzog from France in 1950. In 1953, three years after Herzog’s successful climb, Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal made the historic first ascent of the highest peak, Mount Everest.

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