British climbers rescued from a mountain in Pakistan after falling on a glacier
Five British climbers are rescued from a mountain in Pakistan after slipping on a glacier and fall 30 meters
- Group of five British climbers fell on a glacier while climbing Koyo Zom in Pakistan
- William Sim and John Crook were saved from the 22,500 ft mountain Sunday
- Rescue offer to get three other team members had to be canceled due to the weather
- All five climbers were rescued this afternoon, the Foreign Ministry said
Five British climbers were rescued from a 22,500 ft mountain in Pakistan after three of the group were imprisoned for more than 24 hours.
The team of mountaineers got into trouble when one of the group slipped on a glacier while climbing Koyo Zom in Pakistan.
They fell about 30 meters during the trek, according to local officials.
William Sim and John Crook would have been rescued from the mountain on Sunday by helicopter, the highest peak in the Hindu Raj area in Pakistan.
But the rest of the party, Alastair Swinton, Thomas Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn remained in the treacherous conditions until this afternoon.
Pictured (from left to right) William Sim, Alastair Swinton, Uisdean Hawthorn, John Crook and Tom Livingstone, to be rescued from Mount Koyo Zom in Pakistan
Koyo Zom Mountain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, where five British climbers were rescued after one slipped on a glacier
The first rescue attempt had to be canceled because of the darkness and bad weather conditions, according to the Telegraph.
Allegedly Crook and Sim were both injured in the fall, but are in a stable condition in the hospital in the city of Mastuj.
Muhammad Irfanuddin, Upper Chitral Additional District Commissioner (ADC), said the British expedition reached the Koyo Zom base camp on 3 September.
They walked up the mountain in Yarkhun on Sunday when the group suffered the accident around noon, according to local media.
Irfanuddin told DawnNews TV: & # 39; After receiving the accident notification, a rescue operation was started and rescue teams reached the climbers by helicopter.
& # 39; One of the three imprisoned team members has suffered head injury.
Tom Livingstone (center) and John Crook belonged to the group of five climbers who were rescued from the Koyo Zom in the mountains in Pakistan. Cook was rescued yesterday, while Livingstone had to wait until noon
Uisdean Hawthorn was one of three mountain climbers who were rescued today after bad weather had to stop yesterday's bid
& # 39; According to our information, the team fell from a height of 30 meters after a climber slipped on a glacier during the trek. & # 39;
Rescue efforts for the remaining climbers continued today and they were eventually pulled off the mountain.
The Foreign Ministry said this afternoon that all five climbers have now been saved.
A spokesperson told MailOnline: & # 39; Our staff are in close contact with the support teams of five British climbers who have been rescued from a mountain in Pakistan, as well as with those who performed the rescue operation. & # 39;
North Pakistan is a poplar destination for mountain climbers due to the challenging climbing routes in the area.
Koyo Zom is known as a long narrow mountain with steep icy slopes.
John Crook was rescued from the 22,500 ft mountain in Pakistan yesterday and is said to be in a stable condition in the city of Mastuj
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