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Avalanche Accident Reported in Pakistan’s Hindu Kush

The expedition's official poster.

The Pakistani Military rescued six climbers after an avalanche hit their expedition while attempting to climb the 5,800-meter Melvin Jones Peak in the Hindu Kush. The expedition’s Pakistani guide died in the avalanche, and several of the climbers were injured and ropes and tents were swept away, prompting the rescue. The climbers hail from Italy and Pakistan and were teaming up as the “Pakistan-Italian Friendship Expedition.”

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Only a few weeks ago, eight climbers died in an avalanche near Nanda Devi, a 7,434-meter peak in India, including acclaimed guide Martin Moran. This followed a deadly Everest season that claimed 11 lives largely due to overcrowding on the summit ridge. 

The expedition’s Pakistani guide died in the avalanche, and several of the climbers were injured and ropes and tents were swept away eight climbers prompting the rescue. The climbers hail from Italy and Pakistan and we’re teaming up as the “Pakistan-Italian Friendship Expedition.”

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