9 people dead at most beautiful active volcano trek in Russia

 Thursday, September 8, 2022 

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As per the latest news, 9 people have died in the Russian volcano eruption. Three surviving passengers have been rescued on Tuesday from the highest peak of Eurasia’s highest active volcano.

The party of 12, including two guides, started their journey a week ago to climb Klyuchevskaya Sopka which is a 4,754-metre (15,597-feet) peak on Kamchatka in Russia’s far east.

They set up a camp in 3300 metres. Here eight people from the group including one guide have set up to climb on Saturday. Among these nine people, investigators stated that five people fell to their deaths around 4150 metres on Saturday itself. Around this time temperature on the mountain has fallen to minus 14 degree Celsius.

There have been multiple attempts to put a helicopter in the volcano. However, due to strong winds, the landing of the helicopter was more difficult than expected. Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a 4754-meter peak. The peak is located in Russia’s far east.

The local authorities said that with two attempts the helicopter could be landed. The copter was scheduled to land at 3300 meters but due to gale force wind, it could not be done.

The three remaining members of the group have been rescued. They are two tourists and a guide. They were initially sheltered lower down the mountain at a cabin used by volcanologists.

Klyuchevskaya Sopka is counted among the UNESCO world heritage sight for its exceptional beauty. This is the tallest of 160 volcanos of snowy peaks over Russia’s the Kamchatka Peninsula.

This climb is also particularly difficult with a surface covered with volcanic rocks. There is also the risk of a volcanic eruption at the peak. The snowy peaks and towers over Russia are the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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