Climber rescued from major peak

Published 15 August 05 10:35 PM

Pakistani troops have rescued a renowned Slovenian mountaineer stuck under a narrow ice ledge on one of the world's highest peaks for six days.

Tomaz Humar was trapped by bad weather on Nanga Parbat in northern Pakistan at a height of nearly 6,000m. He was unable to untie his rope, which had to be severed as an army helicopter carried him away to safety. It is believed to be the first time such a rescue has been carried out successfully at such a high altitude.

"He is absolutely all right," military spokesman Col Atique Rehman is quoted as saying by Reuters.

Links of interest.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4137160.stm
http://www.humar.com/en/index.php

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