Mountain climbers perish in snow slide
Big News Network.com Sunday 23rd September, 2012
Nine mountain climbers have died on a slope in Nepal.
An avalanche in northern Nepal buried the nine climbers and left six others missing.
Rescue helicopters have been circling the mountain, Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world in an effort to rescue ten other members of the team.
Even though there were survivors, many have been injured.
On Saturday rescue helicopters slowly ferried some of the survivors to hospitals.
But on Sunday, as weather conditions worsened, air searches had to be abandoned.
The avalanche hit the victims at 7000 metres as they were camping on preparation for a walk to the summit which is 8156 metres high.