Bodies of two missing foreign mountaineers found
The bodies of two missing Canadian and Australian mountaineers were found on Tuesday at a location between Camp 1 and Camp 2 of K2.
Sources at base camp indicate that Australian climber Matthew Eakin and Canadian climber Richard Cartier have gone missing at K2 between Camp 1 and Camp 2 on July 19 in two separate occurrences.
Cartier, 61 years old, disappeared on his descent from camp 3 to Base Camp on July 19. He was a professional climber who went to camp 3 for acclimation.
A ground search was carried out to locate the missing climber, but he was not recovered.
On Tuesday, using drones, the dead Canadian climber was found near Camp 1. The Canadian climber fell off a cliff and was found on a rock.
Australian climber Eakin was also reported missing during his descent from camp 3 to base camp in a separate incident on July 22nd.
Sources at base camp have confirmed the Australian mountaineer’s body was spotted near an Advance base camp on Tuesday.
They said the Australian climber fell down some rocks.
The two climbers’ bodies were undamaged and frozen.
The two climbers were regarded as experienced climbers.