Stranded Russian climber rescued after six-day ordeal in Pakistan

Alexander Gukov (centre) is being evacuated from Latok 1 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexander Gukov (centre) spent the remaining 3 days without food

Pakistan’s helicopter pilots have rescued a Russian climber stranded on a mountain, finishing his six-day ordeal in subzero temperatures, the army says.

Alexander Gukov used to be caught at a peak of nearly 6,300m (20,670ft) at Latok 1 within the northern Karakoram range.

Previous makes an attempt to airlift him failed as a result of dangerous climate. Officials say he’s very vulnerable however has no frostbite.

His partner Sergey Glazunov fell to his death as the climbers attempted to descend remaining Wednesday.

Symbol copyright Reuters Symbol caption a photo appearing Alexander Gukov’s location close to the top of the height earlier than the rescue

Pakistani and Russian officers say Mr Gukov was once transported to the nearest sanatorium in Skardu.

“He has no critical frostbite… He is very weak and talks with problem,” said Anna Piunova, the co-ordinator of the rescue teams.

She stated Mr Gukov had forgotten to unencumber his protection tools, nearly crashing the rescue helicopter.

The climber spent the final 3 days with out meals.

The 7,145m-top Latok 1 is known as one among the toughest peaks to climb.

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