Wednesday 24 October 2018

British climbers rescued by Pakistan army after Austrian dies in avalanche

The three men had been scaling the Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley when an avalanche hit their tent.

The team had been climbing the Ultar Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley David Archer/Newcastle University/PA)
The team had been climbing the Ultar Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley David Archer/Newcastle University/PA)

By Associated Press Reporters

Pakistan’s army has recovered the body of an Austrian mountaineer and rescued two British climbers who were injured when an avalanche hit their tent last week.

The British mountaineers, Bruce Normand and Timothy Miller, were rescued on Sunday from the Ultar Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley.

The body of Christian Huber was recovered.

Karrar Haidri, of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said on Monday that the Britons were being taken to Islamabad for better medical care.

The three-member team was scaling the Ultar Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley at a height of 19,357ft (5,900m) when the avalanche struck Friday during a storm.

Mr Haidri said the military carried out the rescue operation despite bad weather.

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