Climbers Missing On Changabang

MountEverest.net is reporting that two Mexican climbers are missing on Changabang. Alfonso de la Parra and Andres Delgado, both of whom have successfully summitted Everest, last made contact on Oct. 13 when they reported that they had just returned to their camp after being stuck in a difficult wall for several days. They were said to be tired, but in good spirits. There has been no word from them sense, and a rescue party is being organzied to head to the mountain to find them.

Changabang is located in the Garhwal Himalaya in India. It is known to be a particularly steep and rugged peak with all routes said to be extremely challenging and dangerous. Most require technical rock climbing skills, but there are a few routes that are snow and ice covered. The mountain is 22,520 feet high and was first climbed in June of 1974.