Scottish climber dies in avalanche on K2 in Pakistan, says Pakistani official | World News

A famend Scottish climber died in an avalanche whereas trying to scale K2 in northern Pakistan, the world’s second-highest mountain peak, a Pakistani mountaineering official and the charity mentioned Monday.

Rick Allen, 68, died in the avalanche three days in the past whereas making an attempt to achieve the summit alongside a route that had not been tried beforehand on the mountain’s southeast face, mentioned Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan.

Allen’s two climbing companions survived the avalanche and have been subsequently rescued, Haidri added.

Their expedition was geared toward elevating funds for the U.Ok.-based charity Partners Relief & Development, the place Allen was a board member. The charity, which works for the welfare of youngsters, confirmed Allen’s dying on its Facebook web page.

An skilled and veteran climber, Allen was concerned in an avalanche and was rescued in 2018 when he was scaling Broad Peak, which like K2 lies additionally in the Karakoram Range, alongside the Pakistan-China border.

“Rick died doing what he liked essentially the most and lived his life with the braveness of his convictions,” mentioned the charity’s assertion.

Pakistan is house to a number of prime mountain peaks and climbers flock from everywhere in the world to try to scale the summits.

Earlier this year, three climbers — Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, Jon Snorri of Iceland and Juan Pablo Mohr of Chile — died whereas trying to summit the 8,611-meter (28,250-foot) excessive K2. Their our bodies couldn’t be traced and retrieved regardless of a number of makes an attempt by Pakistani search and rescue workforce aided by the navy.

Last week, well-known South Korean climber Kim Hong Bin fell right into a crevasse and went lacking in unhealthy climate after scaling the 8,047-meter (26,400-foot) excessive Broad Peak. A rescue operation to try to discover him has been put on maintain due to unhealthy climate.

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