Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif thanked Pakistan Army for rescuing him after he was stuck at Nanga Parbat during the descent. The mountaineer after a successful ascent of the Nanga Parbat got lost due to bad weather during his descent along with another mountaineer Fazal Ali.
The news of him being lost and stranded on the mountain worried people. Fortunately, he was spotted safe later on. Pakistan Army also reached for the rescue of the mountaineers on Thursday. A statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations said Shehroze and Fazal were rescued and taken to Jaglot later.
The military media wing stated that the ground rescue team established contact with both the climbers after the duo stranded on the Nanga Parbat after losing contact.
The Pakistan Army aviation team planned the rescue operation to airlift the mountaineers during the brief window of suitable weather. Army personnel coordinated the “high risk” rescue operation to save Fazal Ali and Shehroze Kashif. The Pakistan Army aviation, ground rescue team, and high-altitude porters were part of the rescue team to retrieve the stranded mountaineers.
Alhamdulillah landed in Gilgit.
Thank you Pakistan Army Aviation and their brave pilots who picked #ShehrozeKashif and #FazalAli from Camp 1 4948m on Nanga Parbat 8126m and brought them safely to Gilgit.
Welcome back Champions !!!! pic.twitter.com/GserUC4tdP
— Shehroze Kashif (broadboy) (@Shehrozekashif2) July 7, 2022
His Twitter post read, “Alhamdulillah landed in Gilgit. Thank you Pakistan Army Aviation and their brave pilots who picked #ShehrozeKashif and #FazalAli from Camp 1 4948m on Nanga Parbat 8126m and brought them safely to Gilgit.”
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The Army Aviation team picked the mountaineers from Camp 1. They earlier climbed down the Kinshofer wall and reached camp 1. They had made it to camp 3 on Wednesday after spending a night in the open at 7400m on July 5 following the summit due to bad weather.
Father of Shehroze Kashif thanked Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan Army, DG ISPR, and the Gilgit-Baltistan government for their support.
Earlier this week, Shehroze Kashif had become the youngest mountaineer to climb Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world.