The second American mountaineer, who went missing after avalanches struck a Tibetan mountain, has been declared dead, as per a report by the Independent. Notably, the deadly avalanches struck experienced climbers Anna Gutu and Gina Marie Rzucidlo at around 25,000 feet on Mount Shishapangma Saturday afternoon.
While Anna Gutu and her Nepalese guide Mingmar Sherpa were confirmed dead on Sunday, Gina Marie Rzucidlo and her guide Tenjen Sherpa, were declared dead by the Chinese Authorities on Monday afternoon, according to her sister's Facebook post. Ms. Rzucidlo was only 80 meters from the summit of Mount Shishapangma when she was struck, her mother said.
“Through tear-filled eyes and with an enormous hole in my heart, I type this post that I never thought I would have to make. The Rzucidlo family wants to share that Chinese authorities have declared my sister Gina and her Sherpa Tenjen Lama as deceased,” Christy Rzucidlo, sister of Ms Rzucidlo, said in a post on Facebook.