French climber rescued from Pak's 'Killer Mountain'

ANI | Updated: Jan 28, 2018 09:15 IST

Bonn [Germany], Jan 28 (ANI): A French climber stranded on top of Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, nicknamed "Killer Mountain", was rescued with the help of an elite climbing team from Poland.

According to the Deutsche Welle, Elisabeth Revol and Tomasz Mackiewicz were climbing Nanga Parbat, when they got stuck at 7,400m (24,280ft) on Friday.

They both had called for help on a satellite phone from Pakistan's second highest peak.

Mackiewicz was reported to be in a critical condition after developing frostbite and snow blindness, while Revol also reported frostbite.

Revol helped her polish companion set up a tent before descending to get help.

The elite Polish climbers who were attempting a first winter ascent of the nearby K2 mountain when they stopped their own climb and joined the rescue effort.

Pakistani military helicopter teams flying over Nanga Parbat saw Revol at 6,700 meters during daylight on Saturday. She managed to send a text message, saying "I keep going down, please helico tomorrow".

The elite climbers found Revol on the 8,126-meter (26,660-foot) Nanga Parbat.

"!!! Elisabeth #Revol found !!!", the Polish winter climbing team said on Facebook on Sunday.

However, the search for Mackiewicz has been called off. (ANI)