Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Pakistan Army rescues two British mountaineers

HUNZA: The Pakistan Army on Sunday rescued two foreign mountaineers and recovered the body of another climber stuck on Ultar Sar peak in Hunza Valley after an avalanche hit their tent.

Bruce Normand and Miller Timothy from the United Kingdom were successfully rescued while an Austrian mountaineer, identified as Christian Huber, succumbed to his injuries in the avalanche, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor Bajwa said in a tweet.

“The dead mountaineer was a citizen of Austria,” a local police official said, adding that Huber was reportedly struck by avalanche at 5,900 meters up Ultar Sar mountain.

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew thanked the Pakistan Army for the rescue operation.

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