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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