18 Jul Pemba Sherpa’s research on the Saser Kangri is abandoned
There is nothing to do for Pemba Sherpa, 45-year-old from Darjeeling, who in fact has been missing for several days on the Saser Kangri, mountain of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, and now it seems that the rescuers are abandoning any hope of finding him alive again.
The event occurred on July 13th when, descending from the summit of Saser Kangri IV (7416 m) together with two Indian climbers and another sherpa, Pemba Sherpa fell between camp 1 and 2 in a point of very difficult access, perhaps a crevasse, from which in spite of the efforts of the rescuers it was not possible to identify it and recover it.
Yesterday’s authorities should have suspended the research, in which Pemba’s brother was also involved.
An experienced man, he had a large experience on high mountain like one ascent of Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Makalu and Manaslu, two of Cho Oyu and eight of Everest.