Famous Indian climber, Malli Mastan Babu, has gone missing in the Andes Mountains in South America triggering an international effort to find him.
Babu holds the record for climbing the Seven Summits in 172 days.
Forty-year-old Babu, who calls Nellore in Andhra Pradesh home, was in South America to climb the 6,629-metre Cerro Tres Cruces Sur.[shareprints gallery_id=”12226″ gallery_type=”thumb_slider” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]Photos of Malli Mastan Babu from various sources.
Babu and his friends had started their ascent from the Argentinean side toward the summit the Chilean summit.
Babu and his team were at the basecamp on March 24 when he set off alone to scope the route up. The weather deteriorated and he has been missing since.
It’s reported on the Facebook page that’s been started to fund-raise that his family in India have appealed to the governments of Argentina and Chile to launch aerial search operations.
The Indian Mountaineering Federation is also chipping in with help. Babu was set to return to India on March 28.