Kim Hong Bin was descending after having reached the 8,047 metre high Broad Peak in Pakistan’s north Karakoram Range on Sunday, said Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Pakistan Alpine Club.
With the summit, the 57-year-old Kim had scaled all of the world’s 14 highest summits, becoming the first person with disability to do so. In 1991, while climbing in Alaska, he suffered severe frostbite and had all his fingers amputated.
“Since then no information is available about him,” the official said, adding that a search mission is being planned.
In Seoul, the Foreign Ministry…