Search Ends for South Korean Climbers Missing in Nepal

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A South Korea climbers association has ended its search for three people lost while climbing Nepal's Mount Annapurna.

Renowned climber Park Young-Seok was reported missing along with two of his fellow climbers on October 18.

The Seoul-based Korean Alpine Federation said it ended the search Saturday because of continuing avalanches and falling rocks.

Park was an experienced mountaineer who had already climbed 14 of the world's highest peaks and had reached both the north and south poles.

Mount Annapurna ranks as the world's 10 highest mountain, but is considered technically difficult to climb.