Zsolt Eross was a 'Snow leopard' and was targeting to complete 14x8000ers. Kangchenjunga was his 10th eight-thousander. Zsolt was first Hungarian to summit Everest. In 2010, he lost his right leg below knee but continued climbing with artificial feet. Peter Kiss was most prominent young Hungarian climber with extensive experience in Alps. SOURCE
Image posted on Carlos Soria's facebook shows, climbers progressing towards Kangchenjunga summit on 20th May. 11 climbers reached summit on that day, while 5 lost their lives during descent. SOURCE
Carlos Soria (74) says he never wants to be rescued from the mountain. On 20th May, he returned back from 8300m as the summit push took more time that expected SOURCE
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(By Raheel Adnan) Precise details about Kangchenjunga disaster haven’t arrived yet but as per update on Carlos Soria’s Facebook page, 11 climbers reached the summit of Kangchenjunga on 20th May and sadly five perished during descent. Recent update on Desnivel suggests that remaining climbers and sherpas have safely arrived at BC, now. The last statement on Hungarian team’s official page published this morning reads, “The 2013 Kangchenjunga Expedition's two top climbers, Zsolt Eross and Peter Kiss...