Nine days on, no trace of missing Shimla trekker

Updated: Nov 28 2022 11:07AM

Shimla, Nov 28 (PTI) A team of Dogra Scouts on Monday joined the search operation to find the trekker who went missing nine days ago while returning from Friendship Peak in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district, officials said.

On November 17, Sachin and Ashutosh, residents of Chopal in Shimla district, and Sahil from Manali started their trek to the peak. However, Sachin returned to the base camp due to high-altitude sickness while the remaining two continued their journey, the officials said.

Ashutosh, on the edge of the mountain, was hit by an avalanche on November 19 when he was just 20 meters short of the summit and fell towards the Dhundi–Atal tunnel side.