4 Fatalities in 5 Days in Fierce Himalaya Storms on Mt. Pumori

Webindia reports four climbers in five days have died descending Mt Pumori, which means ‘the Unmarried One’, the 7,161 m peak lying next to Mt Everest.

Sang Kyuon, 50, and Do Young Kim, 31, were part of the seven-member Korea Busan Pumori Expedition. On March 25, Alexander Ivan Chen Arroch, a 35-year-old mountaineer from Panama, and Phurba Tamang, a 25-year-old sherpa hired as a high-altitude porter, were killed when they fell into a crevasse about 100 m below the 7,161-m peak. The later group was led by Daniel Lee Mazur. The groups were caught up in a storm that dropped temperatures to -42C.

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