Indian climber Anurag Maloo, who had gone missing on Nepal's Mount Annapurna last week, has been found alive, according to media reports.
"He is found alive. He has been taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he is still alive," Sudhir, his brother said.
According to All India Radio, Anurag was found buried 300 m deep in a crevasse and has been admitted to Manipal Hospital in Pokhara.
Maloo, on a mission to scale all 14 peaks in the world with a height of 8,000 metres or greater, had set out to climb Mount Annapurna last week; he reportedly fell down at an altitude of 6,000 metres while descending on April 17 and had been missing since.
Maloo’s mission to reach the seven highest points in all seven continents is to create awareness and drive action towards achieving UN Global Goals.
He has been awarded REX Karam-Veer Chakra and became the 2041 Antarctic Youth Ambassador from India.
Maloo was the third Indian climber to go missing on Mount Annapurna recently and the fourth one to safely return to base camp. Baljeet Kaur and Arjun Vajpai, who had gone missing on Mt Annapurna as well, were found alive earlier this week, and climber Piyali Basak made it back to the base camp.
One of Ireland's most renowned climbers, Noel Hanna, died on Mt Annapurna recently as well.