Team rescues French climber from Pakistan 'killer' mountain

French climber Elisabeth Revol and Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz

French climber Elisabeth Revol and Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz

An elite climbing team rescued a French mountain climber on Sunday from the treacherous Himalayan peak known as "Killer Mountain", in Pakistan's northeast, but her Polish climbing partner remains in peril after efforts to reach him were at least temporarily abandoned.

Pakistani helicopters helped spot Revol on Saturday and directed the rescue team, comprising Russian climber Denis Urubko, and Polish climbers Adam Bielecki, Jaroslaw Botor and Piotrek Tomala, to her.

Revol was brought down the mountain Sunday to a helicopter that flew her to the mountain town of Sakrdu, from where she was taken to Islamabad for treatment at Shifa International Hospital, Haidri said.

"A well-known French climber Elisabeth Revol and a Polish climber Tomek Mackiewicz on 25/01/2018 made a daring winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan". They became separated after getting stuck at around 7,300 metres on Friday.

Nanga Parbat, in northern Pakistan, is the world's ninth-highest mountain at 8,125 meters.

Nanga Parbat obtained its "Killer Mountain" moniker because of the high number of lives it has claimed.

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Janusz Majer, who helped prepare the Polish expedition team now scaling K2, had said that messages sent by Revol said Mackiewicz was suffering from snow blindness and frostbite.

The same friend, Ludovic Giambiasi, said the harsh weather conditions, along with his position on the mountain, kept the rescue team from performing its mission to search for Mackiewicz. "It's a bad and painful decision", he wrote. We are in deep saddeness [sic].

"We have dropped down four individuals who have seen (Revol)", an official from Pakistan's military, which is conducting the operation, told AFP. "My thoughts are with the family and relatives of Tomek", French ambassador to Poland Pierre Levy said on Twitter.

This was Mackiewicz's seventh attempt at scaling Nanga Parbat, after winter expeditions the previous years on the same mountain, and his third on Nanga Parbat with Revol. Revol, on the other hand, continued to make her way back, all the while trying to call for help using the satellite phone that she carried with her.

A team of mountain climbers prepares for the rescue mission.

In addition, a crowd-funding campaign raised $100,000 for the rescue efforts. Both had made the ascent before, and were trying the especially challenging feat of doing it in winter.

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