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Rescuers ends search for Polish climber Tomasz Mackiewicz due to bad weather

Lahore : Bad weather forces team to abandon search for mountaineer’s Polish companion on Nanga Parbat.

Climbers rescue French woman stranded on ‘Killer Mountain’.The rescuers climbed more than 1,000 metres up Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world, to reach Frenchwoman Elisabeth Revol in the middle of the night. But they were forced to make the heartbreaking decision not to go on to find Tomasz Mackiewicz, from Poland.

According to ISPR, 2 helicopters carrying 4 rescuers were undertaking rescue mission on the request to save lives of these mountaineers by concerned Embassies.

The rescue mission involved four mountaineers who were flown by the military from the base camp of K2 — the world’s second-highest peak — to reach the stranded climbers.

“The K2 climbers who stopped their historic effort for a winter K2 summit will descend with Elisabeth Revol – one life saved,” said Karar Haideri, spokesman for the Alpine Club of Pakistan, in a statement on Sunday.

Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth-highest mountain at 8,125 metres (26,660 feet).

It earned the nickname “killer mountain” after more than 30 climbers died trying to conquer it before the first successful summit in 1953.

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