Japanese Climber Found Dead In Northern Pakistan

Japanese Climber Found Dead In Northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jun 17 (NNN-APP) – One of the two Japanese climbers, who were climbing a northern mountain in Pakistan, has been found dead, local authorities said.

The two climbers were attempting to scale the 7,027-metre Mount Spantik, in the Karakoram range, before they went missing last week, Wali Ullah Falahi, deputy commissioner of Shigar district, in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, said yesterday.

The dead body was found Saturday noon, 300 to 350 metres down between Camp 2 and Camp 3, Falahi said.

He said, the two climbers were part of a group of seven other Japanese climbers, who started their expedition from May 30 onwards, and went together to the base camp, which is around 4,350 metres high.

The two independent climbers from the base camp started the expedition of reaching the Spantik Peak, also known as Golden Peak, in Alpine style, without having any porter, Falahi said.

After crossing camp 2, which is around 5,300 metres, the seven climbers didn’t find any footprint of the two independent climbers, he said, adding, “On June 12, we got information and then coordinated the search operation.”

Pakistani army helicopters, along with the high-altitude porters, took part in the search operation and located the dead body, according to Falahi.– NNN-APP  


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