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UKC News - on 31 Jul 2018
Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov (42) is safely at base camp following a dramatic ordeal on the North Ridge of Latok I (7145m). Gukov's climbing partner Sergei Glazunov (26) fell to his death while abseiling above 6000m on 25th July, leaving Gukov stranded in poor weather conditions. Poor weather continuously hampered rescue efforts on the mountain, but after 6 days without food or water and no communication by sat phone since the 28th, Gukov was rescued today by pilots of 5th Pakistani Army Aviation High Altitude Squadron and is in remarkably good health with no frostbite.

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grunon - on 31 Jul 2018
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Brilliant news, and a remarkable effort by those heli pilots. 

 

 

 

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teh_mark on 31 Jul 2018
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Fantastic job by the Pakistan Air Force.

McHeath - on 31 Jul 2018
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I find it sad that there's not even a one sentence obituary of Glazunov in the article. Without his fall, there would have been no need for such a heroic rescue, and now he's simply dead. 

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Gordon Stainforth - on 01 Aug 2018
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Surely one of the greatest mountain rescues of all time. The tenacity and bravery of the pilots was extraordinary.


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