A Pakistani mountaineering official and the development  charity said on  Monday, Scottish climber died in an avalanche while attempting to scale K2 in northern Pakistan, the world’s second-highest mountain peak.

Karrar Haidri, The secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan said,Rick Allen, 68 years old , death  in the avalanche three days ago while trying to reach  along a new route that on the mountain’s southeast face. Mr. Allen’s two climbing partners Jordi Tosas of Spain and Stephen Keck of Austria  survived the avalanche and were rescued without major injuries .

The U.K.-based charity Partners Relief & Development said in statement ,it is great sadness to announce  where Rick Allen was a  member of the board . The charity, which works for the welfare of children, confirmed Allen’s death on its facebook page .

An experienced and veteran climber, Allen was involved in an avalanche and was rescued in 2018 when he was scaling Broad Peak, which like K2 lies also in the Karakoram Range, along the Pakistan-China border.

The charity’s statement said. “Rick died doing what he loved the most and lived his life with the courage of his convictions”. Pakistan is home to several top mountain peaks and climbers flock from all over the world to attempt to scale .

This year, 3 climbers  Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, Jon Snorri of Iceland and Juan Pablo Mohr of Chile died while attempting to  the 8,611 high K2. K2  stands at 28,251 ft and is the world’s second highest mountain . Their bodies could not be traced despite several attempts by Pakistani search and rescue team  by the military.

Last week, famous South Korean climber Kim Hong Bin fell into a crevasse and went missing in bad weather after scaling the 8,047-meter (26,400-foot) high Broad Peak. A rescue operation to try and find him has been put on hold because of bad weather.

 “Rick was commited to serving the world poorest and most vulnerable communities all member of the board send our condolences to Ricks family”.


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