Weather hampers Army’s mission to rescue mountaineers Shehroze, Fazal

By: News Desk
Published: 12:38 PM, 7 Jul, 2022
Weather hampers Army’s mission to rescue mountaineers Shehroze, Fazal
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Pakistan Army helicopters since yesterday have been coordinating a high-risk rescue operation to evacuate stranded mountaineers Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali who were stranded at Nanga Parbat.

As per the ISPR, Pakistan Army aviation helicopters, and a ground search team comprising high-altitude porters or rescuers are employed to rescue the mountaineers.

Pakistan Army aviation pilots, in a daring attempt, flew two heli missions despite bad weather conditions but could not pick up the mountaineers due to dense clouds and very high altitude, the Pakistan military’s media wing said.  

Meanwhile, the ground search team is also nearing stranded mountaineers who are currently at Camp-3 at 21000 feet of height.

ISPR said that the army aviation pilots will fly again today subject to weather conditions as the ground team attempts to rescue the mountaineers to Camp-2.

On Wednesday, Shehroze Kashif's father appealed to authorities to rescue his son and a co-climber from the Nanga Parbat.

Both mountaineers successfully summited the killer mountain Nanga Parbat— the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters—but met stormy weather and had to halt their journey back at base camp-4.

Both were later found to have been seen descending from camp 4 on Nanga Parbat.