Japanese Climber Dies in Pakistan, Search for Second Missing Climber Continues

News Desk2 weeks ago

Before they vanished last week, Ryuseki Hiraoka and Atsushi Taguchi were making an attempt to climb the 7,027-meter (23,054-foot) Spantik mountain in the Karakoram range.

“A search is underway for the second climber, and the body of a Japanese climber has been found,” Shigar district deputy commissioner Wali Ullah Falahi told AFP.

According to him, the body was discovered 300 meters (984 feet) below Camp 3, which is located about 6,200 meters (20,341 feet) below the base where climbers train for the last summit.

The expedition was organized by Adventure Tours Pakistan, whose director, Naiknam Karim, told AFP that “it is not clear whose dead body has been found.”

Two Pakistan Army helicopters supported the high-altitude climbers and experts searching for the missing person.

Two Pakistan Army helicopters supported the high-altitude climbers and experts searching for the missing person.

On June 3, the two arrived at base camp and began their ascent without the assistance of porters. When they were last spotted on June 10, other climbers who had anticipated seeing them raised the alarm the next day.

The climbers were seen by a military chopper on Thursday, but bad weather forced the search to be halted. Adventure Tours, a travel agency, describes Spantik, also called the Golden Peak, as a “relatively accessible and straightforward peak” on their website.

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Five of the fourteen summits in the globe that are higher than 8,000 meters are found in this nation, including the second-highest peak in the world, K2.

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