Hope yet for missing Australian Climber

Earlier reports had stated that another Australian climber had died in the Himalayas in Nepal. As more news has filtered through there seems to be still some hope that the climber may have survived.

The family and friends of Australian mountaineer Sue Fear say they have not given up hope that she may have survived a fall into a crevasse on a mountain peak in Nepal.

An expedition team is searching for Ms Fear, who has reportedly died while descending from the world’s eighth highest mountain, Mount Manaslu, in Himalayan Nepal.

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Meanwhile, the Australian climber who miraculously cheated death on Everest last week is gaining strength and is due in Kathmandu today.

Lincoln Hall, 50, spent a night in the open just below the 8,848 metre summit after he was left behind on Thursday suffering from acute altitude sickness after reaching the top of the world’s highest peak.

Mr Hall was being carried on a yak on Monday down from Everest base camp, and was expected to be brought to Nepal’s capital Tuesday.

Australia’s ambassador to Nepal left Kathmandu on Monday to meet Mr Hall and the rescue party near Nepal’s border with Tibet, an embassy official said.


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