Accident in Dhaulagiri trekking
22 Apr 2023 Alpine Asian Treks
Trekkers were going to Dhaulagiri trek from west side. One of the porter lift the luggage of the trekkers to Dhaulagiri Base Camp at an altitude of 4650m from sea level. The porters were returning to the Italian base camp (3500m) on 20th of April 2023. The avalanche hit them while returning. One of the porter name Amrit Rai, permanent resident of Solukhumvu, Dudhkunda-1, age of 20 was died.
Mt. Dhaulagiri I 8167m is 7th highest peak in the world. The round Dhaulagiri is considered as one of the difficult trekking pass.
Avalanche in Annapurna
An Indian climber, Mr. Anurag Malu went to climb Annapurna I 8091m (10th highest mountain in the world) was hit by avalanche. He was successfully rescued on 20th of April after 3 days of accident. He was in between camp 2 and 3 at an altitude of 5800m. The team did some primary treatment at the base camp and lift Pokhara for further treatment and preparing to air lift to India. One French and one Nepali climber were successfully rescued in the same avalanche. Avalanche is one of the high risk to the climbers. Every year, due to avalanche climbers lost their life. It is unpredictable and can be massive.