Rescue workers found their tents and mountaineering equipment on Sunday. The three men are part of the National Alpinism Excellence Group (GEAN), the elite mountaineering within the Federation.

Three young French mountaineers engaged in an expedition to Nepal are missing and a rescue team has been dispatched to the site, February said on Sunday. French version of Alpine and Mountain Clubs (FFCAM) ​​in a press release.

The three men are part of the National Alpinism Excellence Group (GEAN), the elite mountaineering within the Federation. They are part of a group of young athletes who left on September 30 in the Khumbu region (Everest region), to climb several summits between 5,000 and 6,000 meters above sea level located in the south. of Ama Dablam (6814 m), she specifies.

The three missing climbers had left since October 24 for a climb to a summit near Ama Dablam and the last telephone contact with them dates back to October 26, according to FFCAM.

A helicopter chartered by the federation carried out a reconnaissance on Saturday and spotted “traces of ascent as well as the debris of a large-scale avalanche in the in front of”. “Today Sunday, October 31, a helicopter with a rescue team is dispatched to the site to try to find any survivors,” adds the FFCAM.

The head of GEAN Stà © phane Benoist told the French regional daily Dauphinà © Libà © to be “in shock, devastated, like the whole group”. According to him, the group of 8 climbers had split “into two groups, five on one side and three others (…), on another climb. There was a delay in their time of ascent, the FFCAM took the lead and had a helicopter flight over their wall ”. “They spotted traces that end. One can imagine that they were swept away by an avalanche. The helicopter spotted traces of material at the foot of the wall. Tomorrow, the nepal rescuers will go there, the weather is looking good to intervene. We know it’s dangerous, but we’re devastated, ”he said.

According to The Himalayan Times newspaper, tents and mountaineering equipment were spotted near a glacier under Mount Ama Dablam by a rescue team early Sunday. .

An official from the Ministry of Tourism told the newspaper that these climbers did not require the necessary authorization to embark on this ascent. “We do not yet have clear information on the number of missing persons”, declared for his part to AFP the president of the national association of the guides of Nepal. mountain, Ang Norbu Sherpa. “We sent a team of 5 very experienced mountain guides. They are on their way and will start research operations tomorrow (Monday) ”, he added.

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Mountaineers are back in Nepal after a complete shutdown last year due to the pandemic that has devastated the economy of this country of 30 million people, very Dependent on tourism. The country reopened to tourists in September, exempting those who are vaccinated from quarantine.

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the 10/31/2021 at 2:52 PM

the 10/31/2021 at 2:30 p.m.

And trash that leave on my mountain? It’s a shame how nature lovers who must be mountaineers can turn pristine nature into rubble. What is the reason for this? One would think that the physical effort required pushes people To get rid of unnecessary burdens that hamper them to complete the ascent or start the descent. This would be the rational explanation that would explain this gesture. Unfortunately, it is a sign of the lack of respect towards the country where they find themselves whereas the role of these climbers who come from all parts of the world, would be to have a great respect for this land which shelters their greatest dreams of climbing. It would be logical that these adepts take care of this site which represents for them very often the goal of their life. Their conduct is inexplicable with regard to the country which receives them in order to accomplish this escalation long prepared and desired © e.What idea can have of us the inhabitants of these people who come from e rich countries which behave as in conquered territory, not respecting any obligation.

the 10/31/2021 at 2:23 PM

And trash that leaves on my mountain? It’s a shame how nature lovers like climbers can turn pristine nature into rubbish. What is the reason for this? One would think that the necessary physical effort pushes people to let go of unnecessary loads that hamper them to complete the ascent or start the descent. This would be the rational explanation that would explain this gesture. Unfortunately, it is the sign of lack of respect for the country where they find themselves whereas the role of these climbers who come from all parts of the world, would be to have great respect for this land which shelters their greatest dreams of It would be logical that these followers take care of this site which represents for them very often the goal of their life. Their conduct is inexplicable with regard to the country which receives them in order to accomplish this escalation long prepared and longed for.What idea can have from us the inhabitants of these people who come from rich countries who behave as in conquered territory, not respecting any obligation.

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