ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Military has rescued two overseas climbers trapped within the nation’s jap Karakoram mountain vary within the Himalayas, the ISPR introduced on Sunday.
“Pakistan Army Aviation pilots rescued two foreign mountain climbers, Mr. Donald Allen Bowie (USA) and Ms. Lotta Henriikka Nakyva (Finland) from Broad Peak, Baltoro Glacier … part of an International Winter Expedition attempting to summit Broad Peak but stranded en route due to sickness,” mentioned Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing.
Broad Peak, also referred to as Okay-3 – the world’s 12th-highest peak, towering 8,051 meters (26,414 ft) – is situated within the Karakoram vary about Eight km from Okay-2. It has a summit of over 1.5 km lengthy, and thus is called Broad Peak.
The Siachen Glaciers area, often known as the world’s highest battlefield, are situated within the jap Karakoram mountain vary within the Himalayas, huddled subsequent to the borders of Pakistan, India, and China.
Yearly overseas mountaineers go to the area, additionally known as the “mountaineers’ paradise,” as 5 of the world’s 8,000m-plus peaks are situated in northern Gilgit-Baltistan area of the nation, together with Okay-2, the world’s famed second-highest peak.
Final 12 months, two British mountaineers trapped close to the Koyo Zom peak within the Chitral district had been retrieved by Pakistan’s military.
Koyo Zom, the best peak within the Hindu Raj vary with a summit at over 6,700 m (22,000 ft), is situated between the Hindu Kush and Karakoram ranges on the boundary of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces.
In 2018 French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol was rescued from Nanga Parbat, after turning into trapped there whereas attempting to summit the height.
Nanga Parbat, also referred to as “Killer Mountain” – the world’s ninth-tallest mountain with a top of 8,126 m (26,660 ft) – is situated within the Himalayan vary. It has by no means been climbed within the winter.
Final Wednesday the French authorities awarded medals to the Pakistan Military Aviation pilots who rescued Revol.
“Rear Admiral Didier Malterre, Commander of French Joint Force in Indian Ocean, conferred France National Defence Bronze Medal to brave pilots of Army Aviation who took part in the daring rescue operation,” mentioned the ISPR.