Around eight climbers have been dead on the highest active volcano in Russia’s Far East on Monday. Local media have reported about the following incident.
A party of 12 climbers from seven regions of Russia, including two Novosibirsk-based guides, set off to climb the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula last week.
Several local media reports, citing investigators came out, adding that, “Around six people fell to their deaths.”
According to the statement released by the regional administration’s deputy governor, Roman Vasilevsky, on Monday, without identifying the reason for death, “A guide located on the volcano reported two more fatalities on a satellite phone.”
“At least two rescue groups have been sent to locate two survivors at the height of 3,300 metres,” added a local media agency.
The first group is expected to reach the destination by midnight Monday, the second by Wednesday.
In addition, a guide and another survivor are stranded at the height of 4,100 meters, according to reports.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka has been an active volcano since its first recorded eruption in 1697.