Missing Indian climber Anurag Maloo found alive on Nepal's Mt Annapurna

He is in a critical condition

Indian climber missing Anurag Maloo, Indian climber who went missing on Mount Annapurna, Nepal | Twitter

Indian climber Anurag Maloo, who went missing on Monday after falling into a deep crevasse on Nepal's Mount Annapurna, has been found alive in critical condition by rescuers.

Maloo is being taken to hospital, said his brother Sudhir, reported PTI.

"He is found alive. He has been taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he is still alive," said Sudhir.

"We will have to shift our focus towards the medical side now," he added.

Maloo, 34, a resident of Kishangarh in Rajasthan, was on a mission to climb all peaks above 8,000 metres and the seven highest points in all seven continents. His aim was to create awareness and drive action towards achieving the UN Global Goals.

Reportedly, he went mission on Monday after he fell from around 6,000 metres while descending from Camp III. A team of sherpa climbers were conducting search operations to find Maloo.

He has been awarded REX Karam- Veer Chakra and became the 2041 Antarctic Youth Ambassador from India.

Recently, two other Indian mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur and Arjun Vajpayee, were rescued from Mt Annapurna on Tuesday.

Kaur, 27, who scaled the mountain without using supplementary oxygen went missing near Camp IV while descending from the summit point. She was recused from 7,363 metres after an aerial search was launched.

Vajpayee, 29, too was rescued from 6,800 metres and was admitted to Hams Hospital after being airlifted to Kathmandu.

(With PTI inputs)


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