by: Ch. Muhammad Natiq
ISPR: Pakistan army, since yesterday, is coordinating a high-risk rescue operation to evacuate stranded mountaineers Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali who are stuck at Nanga Parbat.
Pakistan army aviation helicopters and a ground search team comprising high-altitude porters/rescuers are employed to rescue the mountaineers. Pakistan army aviation pilots, in a daring attempt, flew Two heli missions despite bad weather conditions but couldn’t pick up the mountaineers due to dense clouds and very high altitude.
Meanwhile, the ground search team is also nearing stranded mountaineers who are currently at Camp-3 at 21000 feet of height.
The army aviation pilots will fly again today subject to weather conditions as the ground team attempts to rescue the mountaineers to Camp-2