Kathmandu, Oct 9: The world record climber and mountain guide, Tenzen Sherpa (Lama), has gone missing in an avalanche Mt. Shishapangma (8,027 meters) of Tibet, China.
American national Gina Marie Rzucidlo has also gone missing along with Sherpa in the avalanche occurred on Saturday in Shishapangma, of the world’s 14th tallest peaks, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Issuing a press release today, the Ministry said that whereabouts of both climbers is still unknown.
Similarly, information was received that Karma Gyalzen Sherpa, Mitra Bahadur Tamang and Kami Rita Sherpa, have been critically injured in the avalanche, reads the statement.
The Ministry has been taking necessary efforts to carry out a search for the missing ones and some of the climbers were rescued and are receiving treatment.
It said that the Ministry and the entire mountaineering sector is shocked from the news about the missing of the renowned world record keeper climber Sherpa and the American climber.
According to the Ministry, guide Mingmar Sherpa and US national Anna Gutu were found dead in the avalanche, who went missing in the avalanche on October 7, on the same day.