Body of mountaineer Alex Goldfarb found on Pastore Peak
Islamabad (TP) January 18, 2020: The body of Russian-American mountaineer Alex Goldfarb, who went missing on the Pastore Peak, was found by a team of Pakistan army on Monday after a day-long search.
According to sources, Alex Goldfarb was acclimating with climbing with his Hungarian partner Zoltan Szlanko in a bid to climb the Broad Peak when the latter decided to return to th base camp, but Alex preferred to continue d despite inclement weather.
Because of the short time and this being their first expedition, they kept their expectations low and took this as an experimental expedition.
After having arrived in Pakistan and having sorted out all necessary procedures they started their 5-day trek to the base camp which they reached on 8th January.
Alex and Zoltan then made a reconnaissance of the route to their planned acclimatization peak, 6209-metre high Pastore, which has not been climbed in the winter before.
A few days later they set out to give it a go. After assessing the heavily crevassed terrain’s dangers, the experienced climbing instructor and mountain rescuer Zoltan suggested to return and did so, while Alex decided to continue.
In his last communication with the base camp, Alex told to return by the evening of Saturday, 16th January but as he didn’t appear.