/ While I drink my coffee...

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ian caton 27 Jan 2018

Wishing them well.

 

"Bid to rescue Polish man, French woman on Pakistan peak to start Saturday" - http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-pakistan-climbers/bid-to-rescue-polish-man-french-woman-on-pakistan-peak-to-start-saturday-idUKKBN1FF21I 

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Damo 27 Jan 2018
In reply to ian caton:

As of an hour ago the choppers are in the air, on the way to K2BC to pick up Denis Urubko and Adam Bielicki, but it will be getting late in the day by the time they reach Nanga Parbat, and the weather forecast for tomorrow is not good.

Elizabeth Revol is an incredibly strong climber, but has been out in the open, descending without a tent for nearly a day now, and has frostbitten feet already.

Best of luck to all of them :-/

ian caton 27 Jan 2018
Doug 27 Jan 2018
In reply to ian caton:

Deux alpinistes européens en difficulté dans l’Himalaya

La tentative de rejoindre la Française Elisabeth Revol et le Polonais Tomek Mackiewicz, bloqués à 7 000 m sur un des plus hauts sommets pakistanais, a échoué, samedi, à cause du brouillard.

rest of the piece

http://www.lemonde.fr/sport/article/2018/01/27/deux-alpinistes-europeens-en-difficulte-dans-l-himalaya_5248137_3242.html

estivoautumnal27 Jan 2018
In reply to Doug:

That's no use. It's all in foreign!

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John Cuthbert 27 Jan 2018
In reply to estivoautumnal:

Lots of detail in the French update, but the bottom line is that the Polish resecuers are trapped at BC by bad weather and horrific temperatures (-60C), whilst there is to much fog for the helis to fly.

alors, cest terrible...

John C

ian caton 27 Jan 2018
In reply to ian caton:

Must be getting a lot more attention elsewhere to crowdfund 100,000 in 48 hours.

Damo 27 Jan 2018
In reply to ian caton:

Denis and Adam were at 6000m a few minutes ago, according to Adam's tracker. The helos could not fly high enough to pick Elizabeth up, so Denis and Adam are climbing up to her. Masha Gordon is providing updates via her Facebook page. Elizabeth has started to descend again, currently in the dark, and hopefully Denis and Adam are only a few hours away.

Damo 27 Jan 2018
In reply to Damo:

Update says the rescue climbers have reached elizabeth

Damo 27 Jan 2018
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Yep, amazing.

"Denis Urubko and Adam Bielecki have met Elisabeth in the vicinity of C2 (6100m). She will now be assisted to lower altitudes, where Piotr Tomala and Jaros?aw Bator await with medical supplies.

Further course of action to reach Tomek isn't known at the moment."

petestack 27 Jan 2018
In reply to Damo:

> "Further course of action to reach Tomek isn't known at the moment."

They've apparently now decided they can't.

 

Doug 28 Jan 2018
In reply to Damo:

The article in Le Monde has been updated but not sure it adds much to the gofundme site

http://www.lemonde.fr/sport/article/2018/01/27/deux-alpinistes-europeens-en-difficulte-dans-l-himalaya_5248137_3242.html

ps is Denis Urubko Polish ? (as in the Le Monde article) - I thought he was Russian/Kazak (not that it really matters)

petestack 28 Jan 2018
ian caton 28 Jan 2018
In reply to petestack:

Very sad business.

Wyn 07 Feb 2018
In reply to Doug:

Kazakh, he's in that "Cold" film with Moro and Cory Richards.


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