Army helicopters rescue Russian climber from Latok Peak: ISPR

 
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Rawalpindi, July 31 (TNS): Pakistan Army aviation pilots today rescued a Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was stuck at 20650 feet high Latok Peak in Biafo Glacier in Northern areas of the country, says ISPR in a statement here on Rawalpindi.

He has been shifted to CMH Skardu for necessary medical care.

The rescue mission was under taken by Pakistan army aviation helicopters under extreme weather conditions making it first ever rescue from such height in Pakistan.

The Russian climber was stuck on Latok Top since 25th of this month and had exhausted his supplies since last 3 days.

Seven rescue attempts were made but due to snow clouds the climber couldn’t be located or rescued.