Pakistan: Fingerless climber Kim Hong Bin missing after climbing Broad Peak

Pakistan: Fingerless climber Kim Hong Bin missing after climbing Broad Peak

Army helicopters and climbers search for South Korean climber Kim Hong Bin in northern Pakistan. Pakistan’s Secretary of State Karrar Hydari said the 57-year-old, who is missing all ten fingers, probably fell into a crack on Sunday after climbing to the summit of the 8,047-metre wide peak in the South Asian Karakoram mountains. Alpine Club.

Yonhap news agency quoted the Association of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) as saying that contact with Kim was lost while landing at 7,900 meters above sea level.

“We are trying our best to find him,” said Hydari, whose club organizes expeditions for mountaineers in Pakistan. According to South Korean media reports on Monday Kim climbed 14 tallest mountains on earth with Broad Peak And be the first person with a disability known to create it.

Frostbite sucked during a single climb

Kim lost his fingers 30 years ago to frostbite from a solo climb of 6,190-metre-high Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) in Alaska. According to the Alpine Association, Kim is the 44th person to climb the 14 highest mountains and the seventh person in South Korea.

In Pakistan, there are repeated fatal accidents with climbers trying to climb the eight-thousandth climb in the country. An Irish, a Chilean and a Pakistani climber Missed this year When he made a daring attempt to climb K2 in the winter. They have not been found yet and have been declared brought dead. A Bulgarian and two other climbers also died this year during a winter expedition on K2.

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