Two well-known Utah climbers are missing in Pakistan, where they were attempting to make a treacherous ascent up an icy mountain.
Jonathan Thesenga of Black Diamond Equipment says alpinists Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson were due back at base camp on Aug. 26. Five days earlier, they started up the north face of a place called “Ogre II” off the Choktoi Glacier in northern Pakistan.
He says Dempster and Adamson are two of the most accomplished alpinists of their generation. Dempster is sponsored by Black Diamond.
Thesenga says the two made the same attempt last year and nearly died after Dempster broke a leg and the two later fell 400 feet down the mountain.
Thesenga says four porters have climbed the mountain hoping to spot the climbers with binoculars. The Pakistani government has offered to send military helicopters if weather permits.