Pakistan: difficult rescue for mountaineers on Rakaposhi

ISLAMABAD, 14 SEPTEMBER – Despite numerous attempts, the rescue teams have not yet managed to rescue the three mountaineers stranded on Mount Rakaposhi (7788 m.), In northern Pakistan. Bad weather hinders operations which have now been suspended, and will resume in the morning. Two Czech climbers, Peter Macek and Jakub Vicek and their Pakistani companion Wajidullah Nagri, were stranded last Thursday due to bad weather at a height of 6900 meters as they descended after reaching the summit. According to a Pakistani official, army helicopters intervened but failed to operate at high altitude due to weather conditions. The climbers will therefore have to walk to camp 2, a goal made more difficult by the fact that one of them is feeling sick from high altitude. (HANDLE).

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