Snowstorm kills 9 climbers on Nepal peak

Avalanche hits Nepal peak 9 climbers killed

Kathmandu - Seven climbers, including four South Koreans and their two Nepalese guides, were found dead on Saturday after a violent snowstorm tore apart their base camp at Mount Gurja in western Nepal, police said.

Wangchu Sherpa, who heads the Trekking Camp Nepal agency, which organized the expedition, said the rescue operation will continue on Sunday due to poor weather conditions at the base camp.

The remote area is hard to reach by foot, Mr Budhamagar said, and locals were still looking for two other climbers who were missing after the overnight storm.

Helicopter pilot Siddartha Gurung, who was among the first people to reach the site, said the area had been totally destroyed and bodies were scattered everywhere.

'(They) fell off a cliff and died'. A storm destroyed their camp Friday evening, and two rescue helicopters were unable to land because of bad weather conditions on the mountain Saturday, police said.

The previous year, 16 Sherpas were killed on Everest when an avalanche swept through the Khumbu Icefall during the busy Spring climbing season.

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All nine members of a climbing expedition have been killed after they were caught in a deadly snowstorm on a Himalayan peak in Nepal.

The climbers had been waiting for the bad weather to clear so they could begin their climb on the unsafe Himalayan peak.

Police said local villagers spotted the bodies on the lying slopes of the mountain peak after the storm hit.

The group, five South Koreans and their four Nepali guides, were trying to ascend Mount Gurja, a 7,193m (23,599ft) peak.

The South Korean team were planning to scale the mountain via a never-climbed route, according to the Korean Alpine Federation.

Rarely-climbed Gurja lies in Nepal's Annapurna region, next to avalanche-prone Dhaulagiri - the world's seventh highest mountain. Income from foreign climbers is a major source of revenue for the cash-strapped nation.

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