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Polish climbers in heroic Himalaya rescue






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A dramatic rescue took place on one of the world's most dangerous mountains. An elite team of climbers from Poland made a dangerous night ascent of the 8,126-meter-high Nanga Parbat in the Pakistani Himalayas. The peak is known as "Killer Mountain" because of the number of climbers who have died there. The team rescued French climber Elisabeth Revol. She was 7,400 meters up on the icy slopes. Unfortunately, a climber Ms Revol was climbing with is still missing. The conditions were too dangerous for the rescuers to spend any more time on the rescue mission.

The elite climbers were attempting the first ever winter ascent of the nearby K2 mountain, the second highest in the world. The drama began on Saturday when army helicopters spotted Revol in trouble. The helicopters flew the Polish climbers from K2 to Nanga Parbat, 4,900 meters up. The team then made its daring rescue in total darkness. Unfortunately, conditions were too dangerous for Ms Revol's co-climber Tomasz Mackiewicz to be rescued. A rescuer said: "The rescue for Tomasz is unfortunately not possible….It would put the life of rescuers in extreme danger."

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