Covered by snow in a fissure at 6,000 meters high: the sensational rescue of a climber in the Himalayas

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The images move. They are shocking. completely covered by snow after falling into a very deep crackIndian mountaineer Anurag Maloo was waiting to die when he was rescued by a group of mountaineers who were looking for him after he lost track of him while descending from the Annapurna I peak, Nepal, 8,091 meters high and the tenth tallest mountain on the planet.

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It was frozenthey kept him alive after warming him up,” a Nepalese spokesman said of the rescue, which was carried out inside a Fissure 300 meters deep. The 34-year-old climber was later flown to the city of Pokhara and taken to hospital, where he remains “in critical condition”.

Maloo had been missing since Monday, when he descended from Annapurna Camp III and was at an altitude of around 6,000 metres. His ascent to the summit – part of the central massif of the Himalayas – was part of a ambitious project which he had as his goal climb the 14 “eight-thousanders” on the planet In order to raise awareness about the goals of United Nations Sustainable Development.

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Climber Anurag Maloo, frozen, in the 300m deep crevasse from which he was rescued.  video capture

Climber Anurag Maloo, frozen, in the 300m deep crevasse from which he was rescued. video capture

The tragedies of Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world

The same day Maloo disappeared, the famous climber Noel Hanna, Northern Irish crested Annapurna I summit, but was found lifeless the next day around camp IV.

With Hanna, already the Himalayan mountains have claimed the lives of at least four people so far this season climbing spring. The first tragedy happened last week on Everest, after three Sherpas disappeared after being trapped under the snow after an avalanche.

Although their bodies were not found, authorities pronounced them dead earlier the inability to remove tons of snow that fell on them.

With an altitude of 8,091 meters, Annapurna I is not only one of the top ten highest peaks on the planet: it is also one of the most dangerous for climbers along with Mount Everest, the highest mountain on the planet with an altitude of 8,848 meters and the legendary K2, of 8,611 meters and second in the standings. His usual avalanches are a death trap -and also an irresistible attraction- for hundreds of climbers from all over the world.

Source: Clarin

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