Himalayan Climbers’ Last Moments Before Being Engulfed In Avalanche Captured
By Izza Sofia, 11 Jul 2019
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The Indo-Tibetan Border Police have released a video showing the very last moments of a team of climbers who died in the Himalayas back in May.
The footage was retrieved from a GoPro camera taken by one of the eight climbers, who died due to an avalanche in the mountains. The clip shows the group of mountaineers climbing up the snow-covered Nanda Devi in the Himalayas.
Strong winds can be heard in the video, while the team is shown fiddling with their equipment in the dark. Another shot captures them scaling up the mountain in broad daylight, with the sound of heavy breathing in the background.
British mountain expert Martin Moran was said to have led the expedition team. The British Mountain Guide (BMG) reports that Moran and his team were climbing an unidentified peak on 25 May. All seemed well that day, and they had planned to “attempt the summit in the early hours” the next day.
However, Moran suddenly went silent and a member of the extended group decided to search for the group. No bodies were found then but he discovered that an avalanche had taken place at the very route Moran’s group was trodding.
In June, the Moran Mountain Facebook page reported that seven bodies were recovered by the rescue team but Moran’s body was still not found yet.
Last visuals of the mountaineers' team near the summit on unnamed peak near the #NandaDevi east. ITBP search team of mountaineers found the memory video device at 19K ft while they were searching the area where bodies were spotted. pic.twitter.com/0BI87MEA8Y— ITBP (@ITBP_official) July 8, 2019
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