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Canadian Climber Missing on K2

Richard Cartier was last seen on July 22 while descending to base camp

Quebec-based climber Richard Cartier is missing on the world’s second highest peak. Cartier, 64, is on an expedition with several other climbers, including Canadian Justin Dubé-Fahmy

Dubé-Fahmy’s last update on his regularly updated Facebook page was on July 22, it read, “Tuesday we went from BC to Japanese C3 (7000m) we thought it was C2.5 but that was even higher! Richard, Matt and I were pretty tired. 16h of climbing. Then today we touched lower C4 (7600m). We are heading back to Base Camp tomorrow. It’s starting to get cold. We are pretty tired after these two big days.”

According to several sources, Cartier went missing while descending from camp three to base camp on Friday evening. He was last spotted moving down from camp two to camp one. As of July 24, Cartier hadn’t been found, despite rescue efforts.

We’ll update this story once more information is available.