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Mt Annapurna: India Climber Baljeet Kaur Alive, Rescued; Irish climber body brought down

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Srinagar: The ace Indian climbed Baljeet Kaur has been found alive on Camp IV of Mount Annapurna and had been refused alongwith other five climbers.

The Himalayan Times reported that rescuers have evacuated five climbers from Mount Annapurna,  the world’s tenth-highest peak.

The report quoting expedition organizers said that Indian woman climber Baljeet Kaur, who went missing above Camp IV on Mt Annapurna, has been rescued alive from 7,363m. 

“She has suffered from frostbite and is now being rushed to CIWEC Hospital from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu,” Report quoted Pasang Sherpa, Chairman at Pioneer Adventure.

Meanwhile Pakistani climbers Shehroze Kashif, Naila Kiani and Indian climber Arjun Vajpai were evacuated from Camp IV after they fell ill while descending from the summit point, said Chhang Dawa Sherpa, Expedition Director at Seven Summit Treks.

Body of Irish climber Noel Hanna has also been brought to Kathmandu from Camp IV. The 10-time Everest summiteer from Northern Ireland breathed his last at Camp IV after he returned from the summit point last night.

Climbers are being taken to different medical facilities including CIWEC, Grande and Era Hospital.

Meanwhile, a team of five Sherpa climbers has been conducting a ground search for missing another Indian climber Anurag Maloo.

 “Sherpa climbers are now trying to locate Anurag, who went missing after he fell down from around 6,000m into a deep crevasse while descending from Camp III yesterday,” Sherpa said, adding that an aerial search was also conducted yesterday to trace the climber.

Earlier in the day an aerial search team located Baljeet Kaur, who scaled the world’s tenth-highest peak without using supplemental oxygen yesterday, above Camp IV. She was earlier presumed dead.

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