Three young French climbers are missing this Sunday morning, following an avalanche, near Mount Everest in Nepal. The expedition includes three residents of Isère, members of the National Mountaineering Excellence Group (GEAN). For the moment, we do not know the names of the victims.

Three French climbers were victims of an avalanche in the Khumbu valley, near Mount Everest in Nepal. The Himalayan Times newspaper published the information, relayed by the Dauphiné Libéré. The expedition led by the National Mountaineering Excellence Group (GEAN) includes three residents of Isère, including two from Grenoble: Pauline Champon and Anouk Félix-Faure, as well as Pierrick Giffard, inhabitant of Chassignieu. Two Chambériens are also part of the expedition: Pierrick Fine and Louis Pachoud. Gabriel Miloche, comes to him from Briançon in the Hautes-Alpes. For the moment we do not know the identity of the missing climbers.

“The best French”, according to Nicolas Raynaud, president of the French Federation of Alpine and Mountain Clubs. The GEAN is indeed a benchmark in the mountaineering world. The group flew earlier this month, Friday October 1, and for five weeks in Nepal to tackle several climbs, still pristine north faces, with several peaks between 5 and 6,000 meters above sea level.

A rescue mission has been launched with a helicopter flying over the area, according to The Himalayan Times.

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