PAKISTAN ARMY Rescued Two Foreigner Mountaineer From Baltoro Glacier In Siachen:
In a daring move, PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation Pilots has rescued two foreign climbers trapped in Baltoro Glacier in Country’s Eastern Siachen region, PAKISTAN ARMY Media Wing Inter-Services Public Relations said in an official statement.
According to the details released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two foreign mountaineers Ms. Lotta Henriikka Nakyva from Finland and Mr. Donald Allen Bowie from USA were attempting to summit Broad peak Baltoro Glacier as part of an International Winter Expedition, but stranded and trapped in the Broad Peak, Baltoro Glacier due to sickness.
PAKISTAN ARMY when contacted regarded the rescue of the mountaineers, PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation sent its experienced pilots in helicopters, which rescued the Finnish and US mountaineer from the trap Broad peak in a daring rescue.
It is important to mention that the Broad Peak Baltoro Glacier lies in the Siachen Glacier, which is known as World’s highest battlefield, is located in the Eastern Karakoram Mountainous region in the Himalayas.
The Broad Peak, where the foreign mountaineers trapped due to sickness, is the World’s 12th largest Peak having a height up to massive 8,051 meters. Due to its enormous height, the Broad Peak Baltoro Glacier in Siachen is commonly known as K-3.
PAKISTAN’s Eastern Mountainous Regions is also known as the ‘Mountaineers Paradise’, because of the fact that the world’s five 8,000 plus peaks are located in the Northern Gilgit Baltistan of the country, which also include the World’s Second Highest Peak K-2.
Last week, the French Military conferred France’s Prestigious National Defense Medal on the Brave Pilots of PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation, who helped the rescue of a French Mountaineer from the Nanga Parbat, which is the World’s Ninth Highest Peak, in a daring rescue mission back in 2018. The French Mountaineer was rescued from Nanga Parbat, also known as the Killer Mountain, in harsh, extreme and unfavorable weather.
“Rear Admiral Didier Malterre, Commander of French Joint Force in Indian Ocean, conferred France National Defence Bronze Medal to brave pilots of ARMY Aviation who took part in the daring rescue operation,” said the PAKISTAN ARMY Media Wing ISPR in a statement.
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