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World record holding climber Sherpa missing in avalanche

The Nepal Weekly
October 10, 2023

The world record holding climber and mountain guide, Tenzen Sherpa (Lama), has gone missing in an avalanche in Mt. Shishapangma (8,027 meters) in Tibet, China.     

American national Gina Marie Rzucidlo has also gone missing along with Sherpa in the avalanche that occurred on Saturday in Shishapangma, one of the world’s 14th tallest peaks, informed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.   

Issuing a press release on Sunday, the Ministry said that the whereabouts of both climbers are still unknown. 

Similarly, information was received that Karma Gyalzen Sherpa, Mitra Bahadur Tamang and Kami Rita Sherpa, have been critically injured in the avalanche, reads the statement. The Ministry has been making necessary efforts to carry out a search for the missing ones and some of the climbers were rescued and are receiving treatment.     

The statement said that the Ministry and the entire mountaineering sector are shocked after hearing the news about the missing of the renowned world record keeper climber Sherpa and the American climber.  According to the Ministry, guide Mingmar Sherpa and US national Anna Gutu were found dead in the avalanche, who went missing in the avalanche on October 7, the same day.