At least three Sherpa climbers were taken ill on Mt Lhotse and Mt Manaslu as renowned South Korean climber Sung Taek Hong (51) fixed Camp IV for the toughest Mt Lhotse South Face expedition, expedition organisers have said.
According to Temba Tsheri Sherpa, Managing Director at Sherpa Khangri Outdoor, a rescue team has been sent to Mt Manaslu to evacuate Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa who was injured near Camp IV while descending from the summit of the world’s eighth highest peak.
“Lakpa Tsheri complained of illness when he along with Nima Gyalzen Sherpa and a Chinese climber was returning from the summit,” he said adding that they scaled the peak on Thursday.
South Korean climber Sung Taek Hong (51) and record-holder Spanish climber Jorge Egocheaga Rodriguez at the Annapurna Base Camp III. Photo courtesy: Trekking Camp NepalAccording to a report published by The Himalayan Times, Hong along with record-holder Spanish climber Jorge Egocheaga Rodriguez would attempt to scale Mt Lhotse (8,516 m) from the South Face. “Captain Sung Taek Hong reached the Camp IV at 8,250m altitude on October 18,” Media Relations Manager for the expedition Kyu-po Pyun said.