Found GoPro footage reveals last minutes of eight dead Himalayan climbers

Jul 9, 2019

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Found GoPro footage reveals last minutes of eight dead Himalayan climbers

Jul 9, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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On 26 May current year, eight climbers went missing in the Indian Himalayas. Sadly, seven of them were found dead 20 days later, presumably by triggering an avalanche. A recently recovered GoPro footage shows what could have been their last minutes before the tragic event.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police released the footage they recovered after finding the climbers. It shows the group moving slowly towards the unnamed peak near the Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain. According to NBC News, the video was made at the height of around 19,000 feet.

Reportedly, the search team consisting of 11 people spent 20 days searching for the missing group. The climbers’ bodies were spotted early in June at the height of over 16,000 feet. However, due to the harsh weather conditions, the search party wasn’t able to reach them sooner.

NBC News notes that it’s forbidden to climb Nanda Devi. However, expeditions are allowed on the Nanda Devi East, and this is where the hikers went missing. This mountain is considered to be one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. The same source writes that seven out of eight people were found, and the search for the eighth victim has been called off.

[via NBC News]

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3 responses to “Found GoPro footage reveals last minutes of eight dead Himalayan climbers”

  1. Clarence Hemeon Avatar
    Clarence Hemeon

    What a terrible post. Who wants to see the last minutes of people’s lives. You should be a shame of this post.

  2. Mauricio Eytel Avatar
    Mauricio Eytel

    I don’t think that this post has anything to offer from an photography perspective. This is disrespectful to the ones that lost their lives.

  3. pincherio Avatar
    pincherio

    It’s actually a beautiful shot, both of the mountain range and the climbers. It’s just difficult to appreciate when you hear the cost of getting it.