Klyuchevskaya Sopka: At Least 8 People Have Died While Climbing Active Russian Volcano

In eastern Russia's Kamchatka region, at least eight people have been killed while attempting to climb Eurasia's highest active volcano.

Rescue teams have been unable to reach the survivors due to bad weather conditions
Rescue teams have been unable to reach the survivors due to bad weather conditions

Rescue teams have been unable to reach another four climbers trapped on the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano due to bad weather conditions - despite another attempt on Sunday.


Six deaths were initially reported, however, on Monday, authorities confirmed that a guide on the volcano had confirmed two additional deaths.


The group consisted of twelve Russian climbers who were attempting to reach the summit.



Two of the climbers are thought to be taking shelter in a camp at 3,300m and another two in a tent at 4,000m.


Local media said that the group started their ascent on Tuesday, however, on Saturday at least six of the climbers were killed during a fall.


It has been reported that one of the guides has a broken leg but the condition of the other climbers is not currently known.


Severe winds prevented a third rescue attempt on Sunday as the helicopter couldn't land, the search and rescue team confirmed.


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