KATHMANDU, Nepal – A Malaysian climber has been recovered alive near the summit of Mount Annapurna in Nepal two days after he went missing.
The head of Seven Summit Treks, Mingma Sherpa, says climber Wui Kin Chin was spotted by a search party in a helicopter and was being taken by four rescuers to the closest camp on Thursday.
Sherpa, whose company organized the trek, says Chin appears to be fine but is not in a condition to walk.
Chin was a part of a 13-member expedition led by a French climber and was separated from the others while descending from the treacherous peak.
The 8,091-meter (26,545-foot) Mount Annapurna is the ninth tallest mountain in Nepal and the 10th tallest in the world.