Kathmandu, Apr 20 (EFE).- An Indian climber who had gone missing on Mt Annapurna, the world’s tenth-highest peak, was found alive on Thursday after three days.
A team of rescuers found Anurag Maloo in a deep crevasse, Yubaraj Khatiwada, director at the Department of Tourism, the government agency that issues the climbing permits, told EFE.
He said that Maloo has been airlifted to Pokhara and admitted to a hospital.
Mina BK, the nurse-in-charge at the Manipal Teaching Hospital, told EFE that they received Maloo at 11 am.
“He was frozen. He has been kept on a ventilator after warming,” she said, adding that he was in “a critical condition.”
The 34-year-old climber hails from Kishangarh town in Rajasthan.
Maloo is on a mission to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters to create awareness about the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
According to an official from the agency that organized the trekking expedition, the climber went missing after he cfell down from around 6,000 meters while descending from Camp III of Mt Annapurna.
A renowned Irish climber was found dead on Mt Annapurna on Monday.
The spring climbing season this year began with the death of three Sherpas on Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain. EFE