Stories By 'GHANSHYAM KHADKA'
A high altitude search and rescue team, with support of the local people, on Sunday retrieved the bodies of nine climbers killed in a snowstorm at the Mt Gurja base camp in Myagdi.
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Nine climbers—five South Koreans and four Nepalis—died at the Mt Gurja base camp in Myagdi district when a violent snowstorm devastatSaturday.The mountaineers were waiting in a camp for a fair window of weather to climb the 7,193-metre peak in western Nepal. This was the first team in eight years attempting the mountain.
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Meat consumption has gone up in Myagdi with livestock farming becoming popular in the western Nepali district.
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Myagdi district, which is preparing to generate over 900 MW of electricity through hydro resources, is becoming a major attraction for hydropower project developers.
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The base camp of Dhaulagiri, the seventh tallest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres, is bustling with mountaineers who have come to make an attempt on the summit.
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The government has begun upgradation work on the much-touted highway connecting Sunauli, India and Korala, China through Jomsom; but locals along the Beni-Jomsom stretch are unaware about building standards, and they have been erecting houses that do not meet regulations.
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