Danish national dies at Makalu Base Camp

24th Oct, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew

SANKHUWASABHA, Oct 24: A Danish national has died at Makalu Base Camp in Makalu Village Municipality-2 of Sankhuwasabha district.

Henrik Adersen of Denmark died at the camp, said Shubhesh Adhikari, Information Officer at the District Police Office, Sankhuwasabha. He had reached Makalu base camp to climb Mt.Makalu.

According to the Information Officer of the Police Office, Shubhesh Adhikari, Henrik Adersen died on Saturday afternoon just above the Makalu base camp. A team of 10 people including three foreign tourists had gone to the base camp towards Makalu via Taplejung on October 11.

One Nepali along with two foreign tourists trapped in Makalu base camp has been rescued safely. Police said that two Danish nationals and a Nepali were rescued by a helicopter this afternoon. Niraj Karki said that the rescue operation was being carried out for six other Nepali nationals trapped in the snow of Makalu base camp.