1. “Footsteps going to a certain point.” NSW mountaineer Ruth McCance feared dead after an avalanche in India’s Himalayas.
Footsteps heading into the path of an avalanche have been found in the search for a Sydney mountaineer, who is feared dead along with seven companions in India’s Himalayas.
Ruth McCance is missing along with British team leader Martin Moran, three men from the UK, two people from the US, and an Indian liaison officer.
The eight adventurers were part of a 12-member expedition attempting to summit a previously unclimbed route up Nanda Devi East.
The team trekked into the heart of the Nanda Devi sanctuary “with the ambition of summiting a virgin peak”, adventure company Moran Mountain said in a Facebook post on May 12.
Fears are growing for an Australian woman, missing with seven other mountaineers after an avalanche in the Himalayan mountains. Ruth McCance was taking an untested route, climbing India’s second-highest peak. https://t.co/eqtt9oCrCA @sarinanastasi #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/Y2WpyT7v1v
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) June 2, 2019