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gpolit.com February 25, 2018


Pak killer peak claims Polish climber's life

29 January 2018, 07:34 | Rufus Hill

Pakistan by Dawood Rehman | Published

Pakistan       by Dawood Rehman | Published

Mackiewicz is reportedly in critical condition with snow blindness and altitude sickness.

Rescuers were able to rescue a French mountaineer from Nanga Parbat in northern Pakistan but called off efforts to retrieve a Polish climber - both of whom have been missing since Thursday - who has now been declared deceased. "In this situation a rescue operation for Tomasz is out of the question", Majer added.

She is said to be suffering from serious frostbite. "They will continue climbing up through the night", Gordon posted on the GoFundMe rescue page, which showed 74,000 euros ($92,000) had been raised by Saturday.

Mackiewicz's only chance for survival was the Polish team that came for Revol and him, said Polish expedition coordinator Janusz Majer.

Within hours of the dispatch, a go-fund-me had raised over $70,000 U.S. for the rescue attempt, while the Polish government also boldly stepped up with cost assurances. All our thoughts go out to Tomek's family and friends.

"The K2 climbers who stopped their historic effort for a winter K2 summit will descend with Elisabeth Revol - one life saved", Alpine Club of Pakistan spokesman Karar Haideri said yesterday.

Revol is now said to have been flown to Pakistani capital Islamabad for further medical treatment, and is expected to be transferred to a French hospital that specialises in treating severe frostbite, shortly.

Nanga Parbat obtained its "Killer Mountain" nickname because of the number of lives it has claimed over the years.

It was only summited during wintertime for the first time ever in February 2016. In June a Spanish man and an Argentinian perished in an avalanche while trying to scale its peak.

Revol - originally from the Drôme area of France, and who works as a physical education teacher in Crest (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) when not climbing - is known as a mountaineer with special expertise in the Himalayas.

Russian climber Denis Urubko, who has dual Polish citizenship, together with Polish climbers Adam Bielecki, Jaroslaw Botor and Piotrek Tomala were then dropped off by the helicopters at about 4,900m (16,000ft) from where the first two began their ascent.



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