Two More Korean Climbers Die In The Himalaya

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ExWeb is reporting the sad news today that two more Korean climbers have died while climbing in the Himalaya. Mountaineers Hyung-Il Kim and Ji-Myoung Jang fell to their deaths on the 6640 meter (21,785 ft) Cholatse, a peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

The two men fell on November 11th while attempting to open a new route on the mountain. Their bodies were later discovered at 4700 meters (15,520 ft) and arrived home in Korea today. Services are scheduled to take place on Saturday.

It has been in incredibly rough few weeks for the mountaineering community in Korea. Back in October, climbers Park Young-Seok, Shin Dong-Min, and Kang Ki-Seok disappeared while climbing Annapurna, and the country has barely finished mourning that loss, when news of these latest deaths was revealed.

Condolences to the friends and family.

Kraig Becker

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