Japanese climber found dead in northern Pakistan


  • World
  • Monday, 17 Jun 2024

ISLAMABAD, June 16 (Xinhua) -- One of the two Japanese climbers who were climbing a northern mountain in Pakistan has been found dead, local authorities told Xinhua.

The two climbers were attempting to scale the 7,027-meter Mount Spantik in the Karakoram range before they went missing last week, Wali Ullah Falahi, deputy commissioner of Shigar district in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, told Xinhua on Sunday.

The dead body was found Saturday noon 300 to 350 meters down between Camp 2 and Camp 3, Falahi said.

He said the two climbers were part of a group of seven other Japanese climbers who started their expedition from May 30 onwards and went together to the base camp, which is around 4,350 meters high.

The two independent climbers from the base camp started the expedition of reaching the Spantik Peak, also known as Golden Peak, in Alpine style without having any porter, Falahi said.

After crossing the camp 2 which is around 5,300 meters, the seven climbers didn't find any footprint of the two independent climbers, he said, adding, "On June 12 we got information and then coordinated the search operation."

Pakistani army helicopters, along with the high-altitude porters, took part in the search operation and located the dead body, according to Falahi.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In World

Bangladesh army enforces curfew as student-led protests spiral
One part mourns, another celebrates as Cyprus marks 50 years since split
Russian drones hit energy facilities in Ukraine, officials say
What to do if your computer is affected by the global IT outage
Exclusive-US-Japan Patriot missile production plan hits Boeing component roadblock
Panama to start deporting migrants from Darien Gap within months
Trump says he had 'very good call' with Ukraine's Zelenskiy, pledges to end war
1st LD: U.S.-China sister cities summit held in U.S. state of Washington
Roundup: Multiple U.S. airlines see massive delays, cancellations amid global IT outage
Global tech outage disrupts Middle East air traffic

Others Also Read