Rescue of an Indian mountain climber after he fell into a crevasse


April 20, 2023 | 8:02 a.m

An Indian mountaineer is in critical condition after falling nearly 1,000 feet down a crevasse on the world’s 10th highest mountain and surviving there for three days.

Rescuers found Anurag Malu, 34, alive Thursday after he went missing on Mount Annapurna in Nepal, a representative for his family told The Post.

Mallow went missing on Monday when he fell into a crevasse near Camp III at an altitude of about 19,600 feet. BBC reported.

He was later found about 984 feet below the crevasse by a rescue team that included several Sherpas and Polish climber Adam Bielecki, He told the Tribune of India.

Transport to Kathmandu was blocked due to bad weather, so Malu was flown to Manipal Hospital in Pokhara.

“He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, but he is still alive,” his brother Sudhir Mallu told Tribune India.

A picture of Malu in the hospital Sky News shared it It shows the climber receiving chest compressions from the doctors.

Before being rescued, Mallu’s other brother, Ashish, is released Online petition He urged the Indian and Nepalese governments to expand research efforts.

Anurag Malu was on a mission to climb the 14 highest peaks in the world.
Anurag Malu / Instagram
Malu’s relatives are relieved that he is still alive and receiving treatment.
Anurag Malu / Instagram

Amit Chowdhury, a board member of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), explained to the BBC that the conditions of the crevasse likely helped Malu survive.

“The crevasse is much warmer and well sheltered from the winds. So if he is not badly injured, it is not unusual for him to survive through a crevasse.”

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At the time of his fall, Mallow was on a mission to raise awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by scaling all 14 mountains above 26,246 feet and scaling the highest peaks on all seven continents.

Annapurna is a particularly dangerous trek.
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Malu is airlifted to the hospital after he is found.
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Irish climber Noel Hanna died at Annapurna on Tuesday.
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Last year, he successfully climbed one of the eastern Himalayas in Nepal.

However, Annapurna is a particularly perilous trek due to its avalanche-prone conditions. Famous Irish climber Noel Hanna perished at Camp IV this week, and Indian mountaineer Baljit Kaur and her companions had to be rescued from the peak after they fell ill.

Spring marks the beginning of the mountaineering season in Nepal, as extreme sportsmen and tourists from all over the world attempt to climb some of the most dangerous mountains in the world. According to Sky News, three Sherpas are still missing after a fault collapse on Mount Everest last week.

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