Pakistani Choppers Rescue Trapped Mountain Climber

via www.guardian.co.uk

The Pakistani army plucked a stranded climber from an icy ledge on one of the world’s most treacherous mountains in a daring high-altitude rescue yesterday. Two Lama helicopters hovered at almost 6,700 metres (21,980 ft) over Nanga Parbat, a Himalayan peak known as “killer mountain”, to rescue Tomaz Humar, a 36-year-old Slovene alpinist. Photographs posted on Humar’s website last night showed him collapsing to his knees as his overjoyed support crew gathered around him.