20, May 2023: A Malaysian climber, Muhammad Hawari Bin Hashim, who successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 18, has gone missing from South Col. The 33-year-old climber has not been seen since he arrived at Camp IV, according to Nivesh Karki, director at Expedition Organizer.

Hawari, lost contact with the rest of the team when they left the camp to rescue another Malaysian climber. Karki stated, “Hawari remained out of contact when other team members left the Camp to rescue another Malaysian climber.” Concerned about his whereabouts, a message has been circulated to all operators to inquire if Hawari sought shelter in their tents. The search for Hawari is currently underway, as authorities and fellow climbers are working tirelessly to locate him.


An Indian woman climber named Piyali Basak attempted to conquer Mount Makalu without supplemental oxygen. However, she encountered difficulties and was subsequently rescued by three Sherpa climbers from an altitude of 7,800 meters. Basak has now been airlifted to Lukla from the Mount Makalu high camp.

Providing an update on Basak’s condition, Karki stated that she was rescued by the Sherpa climbers and brought down to lower camps. “She is now at Lukla Hospital with a stable condition and will be airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment later today,” Karki confirmed.

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