Search for disabled South Korean mountaineer lost in Himalayas ends at his family’s request
The South Korean mountaineer pushed himself to survive harsh weather and extreme hunger. He trained to fall on his back rather than his wrists and searched for gear that suited his needs. Before his accident, he couldn’t climb higher than 3,000 meters (9,842 feet). But eventually, he scaled mountains taller than 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), known as the “death zone” because of the lack of oxygen so high above the sea level.