Search for Korean Climbers Unsuccessful

Park and team still missing on Annapurna


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Nine days after a team of climbers including world-renowned alpinist Park Young-Seok went missing on Annapurna, searchers have no idea what may have befallen the men. The Korean climbers were attempting a new route on Annapurna’s South Face when they encountered falling rock on October 18th and radioed their decision to abort the climb. When nothing was heard from Park in the following days, The North Face and the Korean Alpine Federation dispatched search parties. A team of Sherpas identified a rope buried under four meters of snow, indicating that the men might have been caught in an avalanche and swept into the huge crevasse at the foot of the South Face. The rescue effort on Thursday focused on a crevasse in the direction of the avalanche.

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