Nepalese authorities found Thursday in critical condition an Indian climber who disappeared three days ago on Annapurna (8,091 meters), the tenth highest mountain on the planet, where last Tuesday a Northern Irish climber died.

A team of rescuers found the mountaineer Anurag Maloo in a deep crevasse, the director of the Nepalese Department of Tourism, Yubaraj Khatiwada, told Efe.

Maloo was later flown to the city of Pokhara and admitted to hospital, where he remains “in critical condition,” Manipal Teaching Hospital nursing officer Mina BK told EFE.

“He was frozen, he has been kept on life support after warming him up,” the source added.

The 34-year-old Indian climber went missing last Monday after falling into a crevasse while descending from Annapurna Camp III, when he was about 6,000 meters above sea level.

His ascent of Annapurna was following his goal of climbing all 14 eight-thousanders in order to raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

On the same day of Aloo’s disappearance, renowned Northern Irish climber Noel Hanna crested the summit of Annapurna, but was found lifeless a day later in the vicinity of Camp IV.

With Hanna, the Himalayan mountains have claimed the lives of at least four people this spring season.

The first tragedy of this season happened last week on Everest, after three Sherpas disappeared when they were trapped in tons of snow following an avalanche.

Although their bodies were not found, the authorities declared them dead because of the impossibility of removing the tons of snow that fell on them.

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