Missing American climber Alex Goldfarb found dead in northern Pakistan

A Russian-American climber who went missing in northern Pakistan has been found dead

Pakistan Army helicopter recovered the body of Russian-American mountaineer Alex Goldfarb who had gone missing at Pastore Peak in northern Pakistan.

This is the second death of a foreign climber in the area in less than a week after Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote died while climbing K2, the world’s second-highest peak.

The body of American-Russian climber, Alex Goldfarb, was found in the Gilgit-Baltistan after a day’s search and rescue effort hampered by poor weather. 

Alex Goldfarb went missing on Friday after he had presumably fallen from a cliff at Pastore Peak (6,209 metres) which is situated near Broad Peak (8,047m) and K2 (8,611m) in the Karakoram range.

“Zoltan insisted on turning back because he assessed that the heavily crevassed terrain was too dangerous but Alex did not listen and continued alone” according to the official expedition communication shared on Facebook.

Besides Zoltan, Icelandic climber John Snorri Sigurjonsson and Pakistan’s Mohammad Ali Sadpara and his son Sajid Sadpara, helped the rescue team to trace the climber.

Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, shared the update on Twitter confirming that Pakistan Army aviation found the body of Russian-American mountaineer Alex Goldfarb.


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