A trio of mountaineers stranded in Camp III of 7,788-metre-high Rakaposhi after summitting the top last week got on Wednesday rescued and also transferred to Gilgit, according to Nagar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Zulqarnain Haider.
The DC stated the 3 mountain climbers– a regional mountaineer called Wajidullah Nagri as well as Jakub Vicek and also Peter Macek of the Czech Republic– were saved with the help of an army helicopter from a spot located at an elevation of 6,000 metres. He added that the mountaineers were sent out to Gilgit using an army helicopter at around 9am on Wednesday.
Haider stated the mountaineers rated by government officials and also political leaders upon their arrival in Gilgit.
The trio of mountain climbers had actually begun the climb of Rakaposhi, among the globe’s most challenging optimals, on September 1 southern Ridge as well as had reached the top on September 9. They had actually begun their descent the very same day, the DC had earlier informed Dawn, and had subsequently become stuck.
A rescue procedure was then released to obtain them however had to be put on hold midway on September 12 due to rough weather condition. It was later returned to, while the mountain climbers were stated to be in contact with their families through satellite interaction.
The Nagar DC said on Tuesday that “rope, food, medication and also wireless [communication] collections have been supplied [to the climbers] through a helicopter.”
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He had actually more specified that a group of professional mountain climbers was likewise involved in the rescue procedure and that the management had likewise employed the services of Sajid Ali Sadpara, the son of epic mountaineer late Mohammad Ali Sadpara, to help in the rescue attempt.
Previously, Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) Secretary Karrar Haidri had actually informed Dawn that “while Nagri is in good condition and also staying connected with us, among the Czech mountain climbers is dealing with frostbite as well as the various other is sick.”
In addition, the two Czech mountaineers were climbing up without authorizations which had actually intensified their troubles, he had added.
” Climbing without permits makes complex the protocols of the administration for rescue operations.”
Rakaposhi is the world’s 27th and Pakistan’s 12th highest peak, and also Nagri, 41, is the second Pakistani to climb it. Colonel Sher Khan was the very first Pakistani to scale it in 1979.