Record-setter mountaineer Savita Kanswal among those killed in Uttarakhand avalanche

Updated: Oct 5 2022 2:02PM

Uttarkashi (U'Khand), Oct 5 (PTI) Ace mountaineer Savita Kanswal, who had set a national record by climbing Mount Everest and Mount Makalu within a span of 15 days, was among those killed in the avalanche at Draupadi ka Danda-II in Uttarkashi district.

Principal of the Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Col Amit Bisht confirmed her death on Wednesday. Her body is among the four bodies retrieved so far.

A 41-member team of mountaineers was returning after climbing the peak when they were hit by the avalanche on Tuesday.