Korean Climbers Killed on Cholatse

Team is second from Korea to perish


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Two South Korean climbers died on Friday after they plunged from the north face of Cholatse in Nepal’s Himalayas. Kim Hyung-il and Chang Ji-myeong were attempting to summit the mountain in 36 hours, according to the Korean Alpine Federation. Other members of the team went looking for the men after losing contact and found their bodies on the mountain at an altitude of 16,896 feet. Kim, the leader of the K2 Extreme team, had participated in the search for three other Korean mountaineers presumed dead after going missing on October 18.

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