dramatic nighttime rescue has taken place on one of world's most dangerous mountains. team of elite mountain climbers from Poland made hazardous night ascent of 8,126-meter-high Nanga Parbat in Pakistani Himalayas. The peak is widely known as "Killer Mountain" because of number of climbers who have perished there. The Polish team rescued French climber Elisabeth Revol from slopes of Nanga Parbat. She was reported to have been 7,400 meters up on icy slopes. Unfortunately, Polish climber Ms Revol had been climbing with remains missing. The conditions were too treacherous for rescuers to spend any further time on the rescue mission.
team of Polish climbers had been attempting first ever winter ascent of nearby K2 mountain, the second highest summit in world. The drama began on Saturday afternoon when military helicopters spotted Revol in distress. The helicopters picked up Polish climbers from K2 and flew them to Nanga Parbat, where they were dropped off at altitude of 4,900 meters. The team then made its daring attempt in pitch darkness. Unfortunately, conditions were too perilous for Ms Revol's co-climber Tomasz Mackiewicz to be rescued. rescuer said: "The rescue for Tomasz is unfortunately not possible. Because of weather and altitude it would put life of rescuers in extreme danger."