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Three Climbers Rescued on Annapurna Back to Safety

A record number of climbers reached the summit this week

Annapurna recently had a record number of climbers reach the summit, including a number of women who made history, which you can read about here.

Russian climbers Sergey Kondrashkin, Alexander Luthokin and Dmitry Sinev had been missing for two days when a helicopter was called to search for them this morning. Kondrashkin and Sinev summited on April 16 with the 60-plus others, but Luthokin didn’t.

A number of climbers, including Chhang Dawa Sherpa found the three tired climbers during a rescue mission between camp three and four early today, and the helicopter long-lined them to safety. Luthokin was brought to base camp, while the other two went to Kathmandu. Their health condition is good, except for minor altitude sickness and frostbite.

For an in-depth look at the Himalayan climbing season visit Alan Arnette here. In April 2020, two South Korean trekkers died in an avalanche in the Annapurna region.