October 22, 2021 12:15 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has rescued the stranded climbers and guide from Mera peak (6,470 metres) of Solukhumbu. They were stranded while returning to the base after scaling the peak.
Those rescued include four foreign summiteers and a Nepali guide. They have been airlifted to Kathmandu.
Issuing a press release, NMA Chairman Santa Bir Lama informed that four foreign climbers and a Nepal guide who were trapped midway back home after scaling the peak were rescued at the initiative of the company concerned. They were trapped midway due to sudden changes in weather in recent days.
The rescued ones have been receiving treatment at Grande Hospital, Kathmandu. They had embarked on an expedition via Makalu Adventure Pvt Ltd by receiving a permit from NMA. Similarly, a team mobilized on foot rescued the members of the Sherpa Events Organizers and took them to safety at Lukla.
However, an expedition team member from the Victory team, Chheten Sherpa, has gone out of contact for four days, and search for him has been intensified with coordination from various stakeholders including the ministry, tourism department, and district administration office, according to the NMA.