ISLAMABAD - A Pakistan Army team on Tuesday rescued a Russian mountaineer stranded on the Latok 1 mountain peak which is a part of the Karakoram range.
According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Alexander Gukov had been trapped at a height of 20,650 feet for the past six days and was rescued today after an intense helicopter mission.
The statement further read Gukov ran out of food three days ago with bad weather preventing helicopters from reaching the spot, adding that the rescue mission started on July 26.
According to Anna Piunova, coordinator of the rescue team, Gukov is on his way to a hospital however, he is in a critical condition.
She added that the rescue operation involved two Pakistani military helicopters.