updated 6/23/2011 3:25:38 AM ET 2011-06-23T07:25:38

Rescuers have removed the body of a Japanese woman who was swept by an avalanche while trying to scale a mountain in Nepal.

The body of 63-year-old Masue Yoshida was flown by helicopter to Nepal's capital, Katmandu, on Friday and taken to a hospital, where relatives and representatives from the Japanese Embassy received the body.

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The avalanche struck Yoshida and her Nepali trekking guide Saturday while they were trying to scale the 19,172-foot-high (5,844-meter-high) Naya Kanga peak in Rashuwa district in north-central Nepal.

Rescuers have not yet found the body of the guide.

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