Two Czech climbers and a Pakistani, who were stranded due to bad weather on Mount Rakaposhi in northern Pakistan, have been rescued by local authorities.
“Wajidullah Nagri and two other climbers, Peter Macek and Jakub Vicek, who were stranded due to bad weather at an altitude of 6,900 meters in Rakaposhi, have finally been rescued by the Pakistani army aviation,” said Karrar Haidri, secretary of the general of the Pakistan Mountaineering Club, the official mountaineering organization in the country.
The climbers were stranded last week when they descended after reaching an altitude of 7,788 meters in Rakaposhi, which is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, which borders neighboring China.
The rescue operation lasted several days due to bad weather as the climbers descended 1,000 meters below to be transported by army helicopters.
Groceries and ropes were thrown from helicopters to help trapped climbers survive.
In February, Pakistani iconic climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s JP Mohr lost their lives trying to climb the world’s second-highest peak, K2.
The Gilgit-Baltistan region is at the confluence of the world’s largest mountain ranges, Karakoram.
Rich in history, culture and natural beauty, the area which also remained a center of rivalry between the Russian, British and Chinese empires, has for centuries been a center of admiration for adventure travelers and tourists.
In this region there are six peaks over 8 thousand meters, including the peak “K2” .//AA
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