Five climbers of mixed origins are feared dead after they went missing attempting to scale Nepal’s Mount Kanchenjunga.
The climbers – two from Hungary, two from Nepal and one from South Korea – were apparently attempting to descend the mountain when they went missing. Although details about how that happened are sketchy, authorities said it was likely due to a fall from 7,900 meters, likely because of an avalanche.
They also said that the likelihood of their survival is slim. Nevertheless, a team of ten sherpas were dispatched to find the climbers, but poor weather has held them back.
Kanchenjunga, which lies to the east of the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest, is the world’s third-highest mountain.