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Ace mountaineer Dipankar Ghosh goes missing on Mt Makalu in Nepal

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Ace mountaineer Ghosh has reportedly gone missing on Nepal's Mount Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak in, expedition organisers confirmed on Friday.

"Ghosh has gone missing from the high camp of Mt. while he was returning from the expedition," said Mingma Sherpa from Seven Summit Treks.

A search team, which reached the area from where the is suspected to have gone missing above the high camp during his descent after scaling Mount however, failed to trace him, the sherpa told

Ghosh, 52, a resident of Kolkata, had last year successfully ascended Mount Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the on the China-border, 20 kilometres west of

He had previously, also ascended (in 2017), (in 2016), Mount Annapurna-I (in 2015), (in 2014), Mount (in 2013), (in 2012) and (in 2011).

Meanwhile, Narayan Singh, a member of the maiden expedition to died at the height of 8,200 metres when he, along with other members, was descending from the summit point on Thursday night, the Sherpa confirmed.

The soldier breathed his last after he suffered from high altitude sickness on the descent.

The expedition to Mt Makalu, which is 8485 metres high, consisted of 18 members and was flagged off for the first time from on March 27.

The team had begun their journey towards the on April 02.

The expedition is led by and comprises of four officers, two Junior Commissioned Officers and 11 other ranks.

is considered amongst the most dangerous peaks and summiting the peak is considered extremely challenging due to inclement weather conditions and freezing temperatures.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 20:22 IST