Body of missing Japanese climber found in the Himalayas

Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 19:30

Kathmandu: The body of a Japanese
climber, who was swept away by an avalanche along with two
other team members and a guide on the 8,163 metre high
Dhaulagiri peak in eastern Himalayas, has been recovered.

The dead climber has been identified as Daisuke Honda,
District Police Office Myagdi said today.

Honda and two other Japanese climbers along with their
Nepalese guide were on an expedition to Mt Dhaulagiri,
considered one of the most difficult and dangerous mountain
peaks in the world, when an avalanche struck them on
September 29.

The fate of two other Japanese climbers and their
guide is still not known, according to Police Inspector
Mahendra BK.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 19:30

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