Korean Team Missing on Annapurna

Search teams en route

Annapurna I

Annapurna I     Photo: Wolfgang Beyer/Wikimedia Commons

A Korean climbing team is missing on Annapurna after disappearing during a summit attempt. The team, led by mountaineer Park Young-Seok, has been missing since the afternoon of October 18, when they called base camp to say that they were ending their summit bid due to bad weather and rock fall. As of Friday morning, The North Face Korea and the Korean Alpine Federation had both dispatched search and rescue teams to the area. Annapurna I (26,545 feet) is the most dangerous of the eight-thousanders, with roughly one fatality for every three successful ascents.

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