Last visuals of the mountaineers' team near the summit on unnamed peak near the #NandaDevi east. ITBP search team of mountaineers found the memory video device at 19K ft while they were searching the area where bodies were spotted. pic.twitter.com/0BI87MEA8Y— ITBP (@ITBP_official) July 8, 2019
A team of eight climbers attempting a route on India’s second highest peak, 25,643-foot Nanda Devi, were killed in an avalanche at the end of May. The climbers included four Britons, two Americans, an Australian, and an Indian. A recovery team from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police was not able to reach the accident site until June 23, weeks after the avalanche occurred, due to dangerous conditions. The team recovered bodies of seven of the eight climbers, and found a GoPro still attached to one helmet.
ITBP personnel as seen in mountaineers' body retrieval mission near #NandaDevi on 1 June, 2019. 7 dead bodies retrieved from extreme conditions by the brave mountaineers of the force.#Himveers @PIB_India @MIB_India pic.twitter.com/xSrmJo1Yxk— ITBP (@ITBP_official) July 4, 2019
Everest as seen from China. Wikipdia photo. While Mt. Everest might be closed to foreigners, a single Chinese commercial climbing expedition has been on the mountain for the past few weeks acclimatizing and waiting for a weather window to make a summit push. If they succeed, it would likely make them the only humans to stand on the planet’s high point this year. There has been little Everest news as of late, minus that involving 5G towers, but according to the Adventure Blog, the Chinese
Two Chinese teams on Everest launched their summit bids earlier this week. Pixabay photo. After Nepal and China completely blocked foreign access to Mt. Everest for this climbing season during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Chinese teams were allowed on the mountain. One team is a commercial expedition, while the other is a group of researchers who are there to make the most accurate survey the mountain yet while there is no traffic on the peak. With bad weather keeping teams in Base Camp for