There is a missing climber on Annapurna
According to The Himalayan Times, Anurag Maloo from India was descending from Camp 3 when an accident took place. He had given up his goal to reach the summit at Camp 4 and was heading back to Base Camp. His outfitter, Seven Summit Trek's , reported the incident and an aerial search is currently being conducted.
As of now, there is no information available regarding the cause of Maloo's accident. According to the latest update, Shehroze Kashif's t racker shows his location at 6,788m, which is typically the height of Camp 3. However, this year, the Sherpas have established a Camp 4 at that altitude, which is lower than usual, and will be staying there for the night.
Anurag Maloo, a 34-year-old man from Kishangargh, Rajasthan, India, reportedly went missing after falling from approximately 6,000m while descending from Camp III, as stated by Mingma Sherpa, the Chairman of Seven Summit Treks.
Anurag has set a goal to climb all 14 peaks that are higher than 8000 meters and the 7 Summits with the purpose of raising awareness and promoting action towards accomplishing the United Nations Global Goals (#ClimbingForSDGs). He has received recognition for his efforts, including the REX KaramVeer Chakra award and being selected as the 2041 Antarctic Youth Ambassador from India.
Yesterday, Jonathan Lamy from France successfully reached the summit and spent the night at Camp 4, which is located at an altitude of 6,700 meters. However, as of today, he has not yet descended from Camp 4. Lamy shared a message in French stating that the freezing temperatures have made it difficult for him to stay at Camp 4 any longer and he needs to descend. He also mentioned feeling mentally exhausted but physically fine. Additionally, Lamy expressed gratitude towards his Sherpa, ChongBi, for his heroism.
Today, Bartek Ziemski and Oswald Rodrigo Pereira successfully reached the summit of Annapurna without using supplementary oxygen or personal porters. The Polish Mountaineering Association reported that they were resting at Camp 4. Although Ziemski had plans to ski down from the summit, it's unclear if he followed through with this. Two days ago, Pereira mentioned that they faced some unforeseen difficulties. However, today, the team announced that they managed to summit the mountain despite having limited time for acclimatization.
This article was originally published on Explorersweb.