Chinese climber dies after summiting Mt. DhaulagiriMay 15th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 15 (IANS) A Chinese mountaineer, from the country’s first group of civilian climbers to summit the world’s seventh-highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri, has died and four people sustained serious injuries after encountering bad weather.
The mountaineering group summited Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 metres) Wednesday. On descending from the summit later in the day, the eight climbers encountered fog and bad weather. A climber, named Libin, from China’s Shenzhen province died and four others were injured, Xinhua reported Saturday citing a report from the Chinese embassy in Nepal.
The eight mountaineers were China’s first civilian climbers to summit Mt. Dhaulagiri, situated to the northwest of Pokhara, a prominent tourist destination in Nepal.
The Chinese embassy has sent two helicopters and a rescue team to bring back the injured mountaineers.
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