Bengaluru mountaineer’s physique present in Himachal after 2 months

A joint group of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports activities (ABVIMAS), Manali, and Lahaul and Spiti police has recovered the physique of a Bengaluru hiker two months after he fell right into a deep crevice whereas on a climbing expedition to six,264-metre CB-13.

The deceased mountaineer, Vedvayas, who labored at a non-public safety firm in Bengaluru, was a part of a five-member trekking group. The group had sought permission from the Indian Mountaineering Federation earlier than endeavor the expedition, however failed to tell the native administration beforehand.

He fell into the crevice whereas crossing a glacier at a top of 5,300 metre on June 16.

Initially, the mountaineers accompanying him tried to rescue Vedavyas, however have been unable to succeed in him after which they knowledgeable the native administration and military.

An emergency group despatched by the Lahaul and Spiti administration and a seven-member group from the Dogra Scouts of the Indian Military additionally did not rescue him as inclement climate hampered the operation.

Lahaul and Spiti superintendent of police (SP) Manav Verma mentioned {that a} search and rescue group was despatched to the spot once more on August 17.

“The group led by ABVIMAS inspector Jitender recovered the physique after a gruelling two-hour operation on August 23 round 11am,” mentioned Verma.

The mortal stays of the deceased could possibly be dropped at the closest street after an eight-hour and 17km descent.

“The physique has been stored at Kullu and his relations have been knowledgeable,” the SP added.

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