Eight climbers dead after in snowstorm on Nepal's Mount Gurja

Location of Mount Gurja

A group of five South Korean climbers and four Nepali climbers and porters has been reported missing after a storm hit a camp on a Himalayan peak in west Nepal, officials said on Saturday.

Wangchu Sherpa, managing director of Trekking Camp Nepal, who organised the expedition, said they raised the alarm after they had not heard from the team for almost 24 hours. "One Nepali guide is missing", said police spokesman Sailesh Thapa, the BBC reported.

The base camp, which is at least one-day's trek from the nearest village, is at 3,500m (11,483ft), on the 7,193m-high mountain.

The mountain Mount Gurja, with a 7,193-metre peak, is in western Nepal.

Wangchu Sherpa, of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency, said the rescue helicopter sent to look for the climbers could not land due to poor visibility. "Going by the colour of their skin four bodies must be of Korean climbers, while two are Nepalese [guides]", Mr Budhamagar said.

Experienced climber Kim Chang-ho centre was leading the expedition on Mount Gurja
Experienced climber Kim Chang-ho centre was leading the expedition on Mount Gurja

Kim is believed to be among the dead, officials said.

A rescue team is on its way to the site on foot.

In April, an Italian climber died after he was blown off Mount Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh highest peak which neighbours Mount Gurja.

Feted South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, who in 2013 became the fastest person to summit the world's 14 highest mountains without using supplemental oxygen, was leading the expedition, according to a government-issued climbing permit seen by AFP.

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