Two climbers from West Bengal, India have died above Camp IV on Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world, in eastern Nepal, on Wednesday.
Pasang Sherpa of Peak Promotion in Kathmandu says one of them had scaled the world’s third tallest peak while another was on the way up but fell sick and died.
The climbers identified as 48-year-old Biplab Baidya and 46-year-old Kuntal Karar fell ill just below the 8,586-meter (28,160-foot) summit and attempts were being made to bring them to a lower camp from where they would have been picked by a rescue helicopter.
Their bodies are still around the 8000 m mark. Expedition organiser Peak Promotion Pvt. Ltd. has sent a team of Nepali high altitude climbers to recover the bodies of the deceased.
Meanwhile, Sherpa informed that a climber from Chile has also gone missing from above Camp IV of the same mountain.
Rodrigo Vivanco, after reaching the top of the mountain, has gone missing.
Sherpa said that a team had already left Camp IV for the search operation.