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>> Nepal's worst climbing accident in two years has claimed nine lives.>>
A group of five South Korean climbers were on an expedition to a Himalayan peak when the remote area was ravaged by a storm. Police say that the climbers were killed with their four Nepali guides.
Mount Gurja, 130 kilometers from the capital, and in the west of the country, is very difficult to reach by foot. One of the rescuers spoke to Reuters from Kathmandu, saying an avalanche had swept away the expedition's camp.
e climb was being led by Kim Chang-ho. Climbing officials say he set the record in 2013 for being the fastest person to reach the summits of the world's 14 highest mountains.
Without using supplemental oxygen. Nepal is home to eight of the world's tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. The autumn climbing season is currently at its peak. Foreign climbing and trekking expeditions are a major source of income for the cash strapped country.