Wednesday May 24 2017

Fourth Pakistani to scale Mount Everest rescued

Abdul Jabbar Bhatti scaled the world’s highest peak on Sunday

Pakistani mountaineer Colonel (retd) Abdul Jabbar Bhatti who became the fourth Pakistani to scale Mount Everest has been rescued after falling ill upon his descent.

Bhatti along with a Nepali mountaineer had been stranded due to a lack of oxygen on base camp 4 from where they were rescued and taken to base camp 2.

At the time of this report being posted, Abdul Jabbar Bhatti is in Kathmandu for treatment.

Abdul Jabbar Bhatti who is from Punjab scaled the world’s highest peak on Sunday.

The bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Mount Everest, taking the death toll on the world’s highest peak this spring season to 10.

The climbers were found at camp four — at 7,950 metres (26,085 feet) — on Tuesday by a rescue team who were there to retrieve the body of a Slovak climber who died on the mountain on Sunday.