Austrian mountaineer says 'it would be easier to find missing Azerbaijani climbers if they equipped with special devices'

# 13:25
9 January 2018

Rescue forces are doing everything possible to find the missing mountain climbers in Azerbaijan, said Austrian mountaineer Adolf Harrer.


Adolf Harrer is involved in the search for the missing mountaineers in Azerbaijan.


Three members of Gilavar Air and Extreme Sports Club - Farida Jabrayilzade (born in 1991), Babur Huseynov (1990) and Namin Bunyatzade (1983) - went missing near a mountainous area in Khinalig Village of Azerbaijan’s Guba district on Dec. 23.   


The Austrian mountaineer said it is very risky to continue the search due to difficult weather conditions and the threat of an avalanche in these areas. 


“We can only guess in which direction they moved. In fact, the climbers wanted to ascend to the top of Mount Tufandag, but changed their route due to bad weather conditions. They set up a temporary camp. Because of bad weather that prevailed next day, it was impossible to determine their route to Mount Tufandag. It would be easier to find the missing climbers if they were equipped with the necessary devices,” he added.