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5 South Korean climbers among 9 killed on Nepal peak

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Death on Gurja Himal in the Dhaulagiri Himalaya ...

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/5-south-korean-climbers-among-9-killed-on-nepal-peak-10823714

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Very, very sad ngozumpa.

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Sad to hear. Has the weather been unsettled in Central and Western Nepal? Is the monsoon still going on? Just wondering where this violent storm was coming from and if it was only something localized (as often around Dhaulagiri)

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Indeed sad!

.....at below 4000m is a sobering thought

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Aerial view of the area around the affected Mt Gurja camp:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1UJXs7roFQ

Example of itinerary:

https://www.satoriadventuresnepal.com/gurja-himal-expedition.html

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News articles talk about a snow storm, but the description about the state of the camp, which was in a wooded area, sounds more like avalanche blast damage.

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Bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal peak found

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/nepal-mount-gurja-bodies-of-nine-climbers-killed-10825780

Edited: 2 years ago
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This article names the Nepalis and refers to a landslide:

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/bodies-of-gurja-snowstorm-victims-airlifted-to-kathmandu/

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Yes it's a bit confusing ...

From https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/search-begins-for-nine-climbers-killed-on-nepals-mount-gurja

"The team had injuries, including head wounds and broken bones, consistent with being hit by powerful winds, but rescuers say it was most likely caused by the powerful downblast from an avalanche not a storm.

“It seems that seracs (glacial ice) and snow fell from high on the mountain and the strong gusts of winds from that hit the campsite, throwing the climbers off,” said rescuer Suraj Paudyal who reached the site on Sunday."

From the video linked in post 4, I thought it does look like a landslide ...

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""It seems that seracs (glacial ice) and snow fell from high on the mountain and the strong gusts of winds from that hit the campsite, throwing the climbers off," said rescuer Suraj Paudyal who reached the site Sunday.

The remote camp at around 3,500 metres was located next to a gully that acted as a funnel for the mass of snow, ice and rocks brought down by the avalanche creating a powerful kickback of wind that decimated the team."

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/nepal-rescuers-retrieve-bodies-of-nine-climbers-10826616

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An interesting explanation towards the end of this article:

https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/gurja-himal-tragedy/

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