Fingerless S. Korean climber Kim Hong-bin goes missing after climbing all 14 Himalayan peaks

 

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Seoul asked Pakistan and China to help find a South Korean climber who’s gone missing in the Himalayas… after scaling all 14 Himalayan peaks. On Monday, Kim Hong-bin reached Broad Peak in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. The foreign ministry asked the two countries to send rescue teams. Pakistan is expected to deploy an army helicopter to search the area where the mountaineer’s signal was lost. The ministry will also dispatch local South Korean diplomats to the site. Kim is the first disabled climber to conquer the Himalayas’ 14 highest peaks. He lost all fingers 20 years ago while climbing.


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Broad Peak is the 12th highest of the world’s 8,000-metre-plus mountains
Kim HongBin, the South Korean climber, hailed as the “fingerless maverick” with no fingers, had become the first person with disability to complete the coveted 14 x 8,000 challenge. — Photo provided by author
Kim HongBin, the South Korean climber, hailed as the “fingerless maverick” with no fingers, had become the first person with disability to complete the coveted 14 x 8,000 challenge. — Photo provided by author


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