Pak Army rescues sick Slovenian climber from peak
A Slovenian climber was rescued by the army from a peak when he suffered sickness during a expedition at a height of 18,000 feet in northern Pakistan.
Islamabad: A Slovenian climber was rescued by the army from a peak when he suffered sickness during a expedition at a height of 18,000 feet in northern Pakistan.
Kajetan Rock Decman suffered sickness during Karakoram expedition at height of about 6,000 meters yesterday.
In a statement, the army today said that its aviation helicopter was moved after a request and successfully rescued the Slovanian, who had suffered "high altitude sickness".
"Army immediately responded to save the precious life by sending army aviation helicopters. The Slovenian climber has been evacuated to Skardu and he is stable," it said.
Decman was part of a seven-member Karakoram expedition and suffered sickness when the expedition reached at International Hicking and Altitude Expedetion Camp (IHEC).
The incident occurred a week after an American climber was airlifted by army helicopter from the base camp of K-2 at the highest of 8,000 metres after he suffered from mountain sickness.