RAWALPINDI - Pakistan Army aviation pilots today rescued a Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was stuck at 20650 feet high Latok Peak in Biafo Glacier in Northern areas of the country.
He has been shifted to CMH Skardu for necessary medical care.
The rescue mission was under taken by Pakistan army aviation helicopters under extreme weather conditions making it first ever rescue from such height in Pakistan.
The Russian climber was stuck on Latok Top since 25th of this month and had exhausted his supplies since last 3 days.
Seven rescue attempts were made but due to snow clouds the climber couldn’t be located or rescued.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov at CMH Rawalpindi today.
Earlier this morning, the Russian mountaineer was rescued by Pakistan Army aviators from 20650 feet high Latok Peak in northern areas through a very challenging aviation effort.