Search for Czech climbers in Nepal to reopen
The search for the two Czech mountain climbers missing in Nepal will be renewed, according to a spokesperson of the Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry. Climbers Jakub Vaněk and Petr Machold went missing on 13 October, during their attempted climb up the Baruntse mountain, which is next to Mount Everest. The experienced climbers were caught in a snow storm in the second camp at around 6.5 kilometers above sea level, as they attempted to reach the more than 7–kilometer high summit. The helicopter rescue services attempted to evacuate the climbers on October 17 and 18, but saw only a torn-up tent and no sign of life at the camp. The helicopter was unable to land at the time, because of the rough terrain and unfavorable weather conditions.