September 04, 2022: According to Russian news reports five people climbing Eurasia’s tallest active volcano have died in an accident and rescuers are trying to extract two other injured climbers. They were trying to climb the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano 4,754m which is Eurasia’s tallest active volcano.
According to reports accident occurred about 500 meters below the 4,750-meter (15,884-foot) summit.
They were part of a team of 10 men and 2 women, including two guides. All the climbers were Russian.
Nine of the 12 climbers joined the push from a high camp at 3,300m. The other three chose to stay in camp. All are Russian. Rescuers instructed the survivors, who are apparently still on the mountain. Details of the accident were not immediately known.
Rescuers are unable to reach another climbers due to bad weather. Two of the climbers are believed to be sheltering in a camp at 3,300m (10,827ft) above sea level, and another four in a tent at 4,000m (BBC reported).