””””LHASA, Southwest China, Aug. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese rescue team Monday
found the other three rope-tied bodies from the Beijing University
mountaineering team in the 7294-meter high West Peak of Mount Xixabangma in
””””The three bodies were found tightly tied with a rope in the 6700-meter-high
Camp Three, where five members of the Beijing University mountaineering team
were killed due to a huge avalancheabout two weeks ago.
””””The other two were found about five days ago.
””””The rescue team found their bodies this morning. They spent nearly three
hours digging them out, cleaning the remains and taking the picture. As the
weather turned warm they found it's dangerous to carry the bodies down. A
difficult decision was finally made to bury them back to snow with a visible
mark on surface.
””””The rescue team carried back those things left behind by the casualty,
including their clothes, watches and cameras.
””””The 15-member Beijing University mountaineering team started their
expedition on July 24 and extended the route to the snow field about 6,600
meters above the sea level on August 2, and built up three camps.
””””Five students of Group A went missing when they tried their final sprint to
the West Peak, which had only been conquered by two persons before.
””””According to experts, poor weather condition was the major cause of the
mountaineering tragedy. Enditem