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May 25, 2023

Hungarian climber Suhajda Szilard missing from Hillary Step

Kathmandu: As the momentum for the Everest expedition gets accelerated and over 500 domestic as well as foreign climbers continue to triumph over the highest peak in the world, the reports of missing climbers are also trickling in day by day.

In this series of events, a Hungarian climber, Suhajda Szilard has gone missing from the Hillary Step above 8000 meters on Everest since Wednesday.

The Hungarian climber went missing during his attempt to scale Mt Everest without supplemental oxygen and without the support of a Sherpa guide.

Expedition operation officials at Seven Summit Treks said the Hungarian climber had gone missing from Hillary Step and his last GPS tracking record showed that he was at 8700 m after which there was no signal from him.

A rescue operation with Helicopter has been started to locate him soon.

Similarly, rescue operations have been accelerated to locate the whereabouts of an Indian Singaporean climber Shrinivas Sainis Dattatraya, who had gone missing on May 18 from 8500 m on Mt Everest.

He is reported to have fallen from above 8500 m into the Tibetan side while descending from Everest from the Nepal side. Kailash Helicopters is being operated for this search operation according to the search operation team.

Several climbers climb Mt Everest. 

Meanwhile, Benjamin M Jones along with Kevin Cook (USA), Benjamin M Shulewa (USA), and female climber Catherine LeBlanc also are reported to have vanquished the highest peak in the world.

Those Nepali Everest climbers this spring season who reached Everest along with foreigners included Karma Sarki Sherpa, Dawa Geljee Sherpa, and Pasang Sona

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