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In a daring rescue attempt early morning today, Pakistan Army Aviation pilots rescued a Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was struck at 20,650 feet high Latok Peak in Biafo Glacier in Northern Areas of Pakistan.

Rawalpindi - July 31, 2018

No PR-233/2018-ISPR

In a daring rescue attempt early morning today, Pakistan Army Aviation pilots rescued a Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was struck at 20,650 feet high Latok Peak in Biafo Glacier in Northern Areas of Pakistan.

The Russian climber Mr. Alexander Gukov has been shifted to CMH Skardu for necessary medical care.

The unprecedented rescue mission was under taken by Pakistan Army Aviation helicopters under extreme weather conditions making it first ever rescue from such height in Pakistan.

It is worth mentioning that that the Russian Climber was struck on Latok Top since 25 Jul and had exhausted his supplies since last 3 days. 7 rescue attempts were made between 26-30 July but due to snow clouds the climber couldn’t be located / rescued.

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