GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Twenty-five climbers were caught by a large avalanche in the Himalayas, on Mt Manaslu (8,156m) in northwestern Nepal Sunday 23 September.
Four French climbers, including guides from Chamonix, died in the accident which is now reported to have taken eight lives (earlier estimates were higher) and has left three people missing. One Swiss climber was among those rescued.
The search for the missing continues today.
The accident occurred at the group’s base camp. The mountain is widely considered by climbers to be one of the most dangerous in the world.