Ace mountaineer Dipankar Ghosh has reportedly gone missing on Nepal's Mount Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak in, expedition organisers confirmed on Friday.
A search team, which reached the area from where the climber is suspected to have gone missing above the high camp during his descent after scaling Mount Makalu however, failed to trace him, the sherpa told The Himalayan Times.
He had previously, also ascended Mount Dhaulagiri (in 2017), Mount Manaslu (in 2016), Mount Annapurna-I (in 2015), Mount Kanchenjunga (in 2014), Mount Makalu (in 2013), Mount Lhotse (in 2012) and Mount Everest (in 2011).
Meanwhile, Narayan Singh, a member of the maiden Indian Army expedition to Mt Makalu 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 Indian Army soldier breathed his last after he suffered from high altitude sickness on the descent.
The team had begun their journey towards the Makalu Base Camp on April 02.
Mt Makalu 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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