The avalanche hit just below Camp IV of Mt Manaslu. At least, three injured climbers are critical
RH Desk September 26
Nearly a dozen climbers were injured after an avalanche struck them just below Camp IV at Mt. Manaslu in Nepal, the local media reported on Monday.
Quoting sources, Nepal-based Himalayan Times said nearly 12 people were injured in the avalanche. Those injured include Sherpa climbers from different expedition companies. Three of the injured climbers are critical. An Indian climber Baljeet Kaur has also suffered minor injuries along with her sherpa, the report said.
Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, is considered one of the most dangerous, with dozens of deaths reported in recent few years.
The news outlet reported that an avalanche struck the route just below Camp IV “when they (climbers) were ferrying logistics to high camps.”
“Over 400 climbers plan to reach the true summit of the peak on 28/29 of this month,” the report said.
Immediately after the avalanche rescue operations were launched in the area and aerial searches were conducted. “Bad weather, however, is hampering rescue efforts, it has been learnt,” the report said.