Gap Fill - Himalayas Rescue - Level 6


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A dramatic nighttime has taken place on one of the world's most mountains. A team of mountain climbers from Poland made a hazardous ascent of the 8,126-meter-high Nanga Parbat in the Pakistani Himalayas. The is widely known as "Killer Mountain" because of the of climbers who have perished there. The Polish team rescued French Elisabeth Revol from the slopes of Nanga Parbat. She was reported to have been 7,400 meters up on the slopes. Unfortunately, a Polish climber Ms Revol had been climbing with remains . The conditions were too treacherous for the rescuers to spend any further time on the rescue .

The of Polish climbers had been attempting the first winter ascent of the nearby K2 mountain, the second summit in the world. The drama began on Saturday when military helicopters spotted Revol in distress. The helicopters picked up the Polish climbers from K2 and flew to Nanga Parbat, where they were dropped off at an of 4,900 meters. The team then made its daring attempt in pitch darkness. Unfortunately, were too perilous for Ms Revol's co-climber Tomasz Mackiewicz to be rescued. A rescuer said: "The rescue for Tomasz is not possible. Because of the weather and altitude it would put the of rescuers in danger."

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