Pakistan Army rescues two Spanish mountaineers from K2 base


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday rescued two Spanish mountaineers from K2 base under extreme harsh weather conditions.

Rescued mountaineers, Jon Barredo and Eva Robles, thanked the Pakistan Armed Forces for saving their lives.

Pakistan’s second highest peak, K2, is 28,251 feet high. It is located in the Karakorum Mountains along the border between Pakistan and China which is infamous for high winds, steep icy slopes and high fatality rates for climbers.

Earlier, on January 27, Pakistan Army had started a rescue operation for the two foreign mountaineers who went missing at Nanga Parbat Mountain. “An operation is in progress in response to a request for the rescue of one male and one female foreign mountaineer who are stuck in bad weather at Nanga Parbat,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said.

This happened a day after France mountaineer Elisabeth Revol and Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz were spotted through binoculars by fellow climbers at the base camp. Nanga Parbat is also known as ‘a killer mountain’. It earned the nickname ‘killer mountain’ after more than 30 climbers died trying to conquer it before the first successful summit in 1953.