Avalanche Hits Climbers in Peru Pulling Them Into 65-Foot Deep Crevasse | 3 Missing

Avalanche Hits Climbers in Peru Pulling Them Into 65-Foot Deep Crevasse | 3 Missing

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Avalanche Hits Climbers in Peru Pulling Them Into 65-Foot Deep Crevasse | 3 Missing

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On Sunday an avalanche swept 4 Estonian climbers off the 19,797 ft peak of Tocllaraju in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in Peru. After being caught in the avalanche, the group fell into a 65-foot crevasse from which one climber has been rescued and 3 remain missing.

The avalanche is reported to have struck at an elevation of 19,400 feet, just 300 feet below the summit.

The rescued climber, Annemai Martson is currently suffering from fractured ribs and dehydration after the ordeal, which included an 18-hour rescue mission to get her off the mountain.

According to reports, Martson was the last climber to fall into the crevasse and was not buried under snow.

Until further reports, the other three climbers remain missing.

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