‘Ten fingersless’ Captain Hong-bin Kim, missing during the descent… “Grabbing”

‘Ten fingerless climber’ Kim Hong-bin (57) became the first person with a disability to complete the top 14 in the Himalayas. According to the Gwangju Mountaineering Federation on the 19th, Captain Kim climbed Broad Peak (8,47m), the third highest peak of the Karakoram Mountains in the northeastern part of Pakistani Kashmir, at 4:58 pm local time (8:58 pm Korean time) on the 18th. The photo shows Captain Hongbin Kim posing at base camp. Photo = Provided by the Gwangju City Mountaineering Federation, Yonhap News

Captain Kim Hong-bin (57), the first person with a disability to successfully complete 14 positions in the Himalayas, was reported to have disappeared while descending.

In a phone call with Yonhap News on the 19th, Lee In-jeong, president of the Asian Mountain Federation, said, “I was informed that Captain Kim Hong-bin was missing during the descent process after climbing to the summit.”

The Korea Mountaineering Federation also heard the news of the disappearance of Captain Kim Hong-bin and started to investigate the situation.

Captain Kim climbed Broad Peak (8,47m), the third highest peak of the Karakoram Mountains in northeastern Pakistani Kashmir, at 4:58 pm local time (8:58 pm Korean time) on the 18th local time.

Captain Kim, ‘without ten fingers’, achieved the feat of being the first person with a disability to successfully complete the top 14 in the Himalayas.

However, according to Chairman Lee In-jeong, Captain Kim was in distress during the descent process after climbing to the summit.

Captain Kim sent a rescue request at 9:58 a.m. local time after being in distress at an altitude of 7,900 meters above sea level.

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