Nepal: Rescue operation to retrieve bodies of eight climbers from Mount Gurja temporarily suspend

In Nepal, rescue operation to retrieve the bodies of eight climbers from base camp of Mount Gurja has been temporarily suspended due to bad weather.

Five Korean and three Nepali climbers were killed in Mount Gurja after their camp was devastated by a violent snowstorm last evening.

According to Nepal Police bodies of eight climbers were spotted this morning in the wreckage of their tents by a rescue team.

One Nepali climber is still missing. A five-member South Korean expedition team and four Nepali guides had been waiting at the foot of the 7,193 meter Mount Gurja  for a window of good weather to attempt the summit.

The base camp is situated at 3,500m. Gurja is the rarely climbed mountain in Nepal’s Annapurna region.

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