Police find bodies of seven climbers, including Britons, who went missing on mountain in India

Mail Online | 6/23/2019 | Daily Mail Reporter;Luke Andrews For Mailonline
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The bodies of seven climbers, including several Britons, who went missing on India’s second highest mountain have been recovered.

Eight people – four Britons, two Americans, one Indian and one Australian – vanished on Nanda Devi East in the Himalayas just under a month ago.

Britons - Martin - Moran - Expedition - Leader

Britons Martin Moran, the expedition leader, John McLaren, Rupert Whewell and Richard Payne were in the missing group.

It is not yet known whose remains have been recovered.

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The climbers last communicated on May 26, a day before heavy snow and massive avalanches hit the mountain.

The team was attempting to reach the top of an unclimbed 6477metre peak in a remote area when they disappeared.

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The bodies were found by the Indo-Tibetan Border, at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres. They will be brought back to base camp to be formally identified.

Police spokesman Vivek Kumar Pandey said the search for the eighth body would continue today.

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Mr Moran, originally from Tyneside, has been a mountain guide since 1985 and set up his company...
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