Pak Army rescues two British mountaineers in Chitral
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has rescued two British mountaineers who had slipped from Koee Broghail Glacier in Chitral at the height of 14,000 feet.
According to Deputy Commissioner Chitral, the rescued British citizens John James and William Tayler had been shifted to Mastuj through Army Helicopter.
Last month, a Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara had scaled world’s eighth highest mountain Manaslu.
He had climbed the 8,163 meter high mountain in four days and waved Pakistani flag at the summit of the mountain.
The 43-year-old mountaineer had climbed eight of 14 eight-thousanders (8000+ meter) mountains. He is also the first Pakistani to summit Nanga Parbat in winter season. The other six eight-thousanders are K2, Makalu, Lhotse, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak.