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2 dead after climbing Mt. Pumori in Nepal
www.chinaview.cn 2005-03-30 14:37:52

    KATHMANDU, March 30 (Xinhuanet) -- One Nepali guide and other foreign climber died in incident while returning back after they successfully climbed Mount Pumori which heights 7,161 meters, a mountaineering operator told Xinhua Wednesday.

    The dead climbers are 25 years old Furva Tamang of Nepal and 35years old Alexander Ivan Chen Arrocha of Panama, said Murari Krishna Sharma, managing director of Everest Family Expedition Private Ltd.

    "Both of them successfully climbed Mt. Pumori on March 25, but while returning, they climbed 100 meters down and unfortunately slipped and fell down in mountain trench of 500 meter depth which led them to the death," Sharma revealed.

    They were among a 11-member team, International Pumori Expedition 2005, on the leadership of Australian climber Zemark Really through Everest Family Expedition Private Ltd.

    The information of their death was given by the team leader by telephone, Sharma noted, adding, "The other members of the team tried to bring their corpse from the trench but they could not do so." Enditem

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