8 people have gone missing while climbing a mountain in the Himalayas

The group was climbing in uncharted territory on India's second highest mountain.
1:24 | 06/03/19

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Now to the search for eight climbers missing in the himalayas, including two Americans. The group attempting to summit a dangerous peak, and never showed up at base camp. With this climbing season already turning deadly, concerns are mounting. Here's Marci Gonzalez. Reporter: Tonight, eight of these mountain climbers, including two Americans, missing in the himalayas. Vanishing while climbing in uncharted territory on India's second highest mountain. This was an unclimbed peak on the mountain. Reporter: Americans Anthony Sudekum and Ronald beimel, in the group led by experienced British climber martin Moran, leaving base camp may 13th for their final ascent. The area then hit by an avalanche. Having been reported missing in the mountains myself before, and I was fortunate to come out in one piece, I just pray that martin and the team are in a similar position. Reporter: The group's disappearance comes amid growing concerns in the himalayas, with overcrowding on mt. Everest, and a rush of inexperienced climbers. A record 11 people have died on the world's tallest mountain so far this season. And officials say the area where this group is missing is five times deadlier than Everest. And with dangerous weather conditions in that region, the search was called off for today, and is expected to resume tomorrow. But officials say the chances of finding survivors are quickly dropping. Marci, thank you. We turn next to politics.

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