Two Dead on Kangchenjunga

Two Indian climbers have died on Kangchenjunga (8,586m), the world’s third highest mountain. The victims has been confirmed by Seven Summit Treks as Kuntal Karar (46) and Biplab Baidya (48). They developed altitude difficulties during their descent.

Kuntal Karar

Biplab had reached the summit, while Karar — whose difficulties began on the climb up from Camp 4 — did not.

Nirmal Purja and two Sherpas, Gesman Tamang and Mingma David, had helped the stricken pair down to Camp 4 for the night. Other rescuers were also climbing up to Camp 4 with oxygen bottles and supplies, ready to lead them down to Camp 2 the next morning.

The two were clients of the Peak Promotion trekking company.

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