Pakistani Army Air-lifts Ailing Climbers from Broad Peak in Gilgit Baltistan

Wed Jul 10 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army rescued ailing Pakistani and Dutch climbers from Broad Peak in the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region on Wednesday.

Both mountaineers, Salma Masood and Dutch climber Riemerhens Richard, were airlifted to Skardu by an army helicopter on Wednesday.

Masood had departed for Broad Peak a day earlier but fell ill during the expedition and requested medical assistance.

Richard, the Dutch climber, faced altitude sickness and breathing difficulties, prompting his evacuation request to the Pakistan Army.

Responding swiftly, the Pakistan Army sent a helicopter and rescued the mountaineers. Both the mountaineers thanked the Pakistan Army for responding immediately and rescuing timely.

Broad Peak, situated in the Karakoram range across Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and Xinjiang, China, stands as the world’s 12th highest mountain, towering at 8,051 meters above sea level.

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