Makalu Base Camp. (File photo)
KIMATHANKA: A Danish national arrived here for scaling the Makalu peak died at Makalu Rural Municipality-2 of Sankhuwasabha.
Information Officer at District Police Office, Subhesh Adhikari, informed that the dead one was identified as Henrik Thorbjorn Anderson. He had arrived here to scale the fifth highest peak of the world, Makalu.
The District Police here added that he died just some meters above the base camp on Saturday afternoon.
An expedition of 10 persons including three foreigners had moved towards Makalu base camp via Taplejung from October 11. Meanwhile, two foreigners and a Nepali tourist have been rescued safely after they were affected badly in the blizzard. Both two foreigners are Danish nationals. They were airlifted to safety on Sunday.
Similarly, efforts are on to rescue six Nepalis trapped in snow at Makalu base camp, according to Niraj Karki, who reached Kathmandu after being rescued. He further informed that the body of dead Danish is still kept at base camp. RSS