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Three Mountaineers Found Dead in Mount Everest
By Soh Ji-young
Two Korean mountaineers who had been missing on Mount Everest in Nepal for two days were found dead on Friday afternoon.
Paek Jun-ho, 38, and Chang Min, 28, were discovered about 8,750 meters up the mountain by a foreign expedition team.
Earlier, another team member _ 36 -year-old Park Moo-taek _ was found dead at around noon on Thursday at a point 8,700 meters up the mountain, according to university officials.
They were part of a seven-member expedition sent to Nepal by Keimyung University on March 15.
Park and Chang reportedly went missing while on their way to the base camp after successfully climbing the 8,848-meter peak at around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
But they soon lost communication with the camp, and team member Paek Jun-ho, 38, who left in search of them later in the day, also went missing.
Paek met his death while conducting search operations alone, after the two Sherpas who accompanied him came down the mountain in the middle of the search due to safety issues.
Park's body was found by a Korean mountaineer on Thursday morning. The deceased was known as a talented mountaineer, having conquered several challenging mountain peaks such as K2 and Lhotse. He is presumed to have died after suffering from snow blindness.
The remaining four members of the expedition are reported to be in a safe condition.
The team had left for Mount Everest to mark the 50th anniversary of the university's founding, which was on Thursday.
A Keimyung University official said that the search operation had experienced difficulties as Park was discovered right below the peak of Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,750 meters.