A pair of climbers from Mongolia are missing after an attempt to climb Mt. Everest without guides. The Himalayan Times reports Usukhjargal Tsedendamba and Prevsuren Lkhagvajav have been missing for two days above

Two Mongolian climbers who choose to attempt Mt Everest without guides, have gone missing above 26,000 feet for two days. The climbers were above South Col as made a summit push on May 12th.

The last contact was made around 7:30 pm on May 12th. Two Sherpa climbers were immediately set out to search for the missing climbers. Director of 8K Expeditions, Pemba Sherpa, said the pair had obtained services of the base camp but were climbing on their own, refusing the help of Sherpa guides.

This is a developing story and we will be sure to update when additional information becomes available.

This is the last post by Usukhjargal Tsedendamba made on Instagram of basecamp:

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