is considered as the supreme spiritual goddess by the locals in Garhwal and Kumaon region.
After air recce on June 29 and June 30, conducted by the Indian Air Force Choppers, it was decided to first take the bodies to a lower altitude manually so that they can be airlifted near an unnamed peak near Nanda Devi
East, District Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.
In an earlier statement, the Moran family said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic events unfolding" in the Nanda Devi
region of the Indian Himalayas."
Dr Sunil Kinthola, director of Nanda Devi
Institute said: " The programme is a paradigm shift from the standard practice of providing relief and rehabilitation after natural disasters."
They were on an expedition to a Nanda Devi
East peak when they met the tragic fate.
The Nanda Devi
Raj Jat Committee will make an official announcement on this on Wednesday.
Hugh Thomson is an explorer, film-maker and the author of The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland and Nanda Devi
: A Journey to the Lost Sanctuary.
"ITBP team had recovered seven bodies of mountaineers, who were hit by an avalanche near Nanda Devi
Martin Moran was leading the group, including three others from Britain, on an expedition to climb 25,600ft Nanda Devi
, India's second-highest mountain.
THE famous Nanda Devi
Raj Jat ( yatra), which is held once every 12 years in Uttarakhand, will kick off as per the schedule later this month, its organising committee has declared, even as the state government, still recovering from the flood tragedy, has withdrawn from the panel.
* Hugh Thomson's most recent book, Nanda Devi
, Is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) [India], June 24 (ANI): Dead bodies of the seven mountaineers found in an avalanche site in Nanda Devi
is set to be brought to base camp in two days time, said a government official on Monday.