Pakistani mountaineers Naila Kiani and Shehroze Kashif rescued from Mount Annapurna
Pakistani mountaineers Naila Kiani and Shehroze Kashif have been successfully rescued from Mount Annapurna on Tuesday.
A day after climbing Mount Annapurna, both the mountaineers were rescued from the peak which stands at 8,091 metres after their descent was disrupted amid bad weather.
According to Karrar Haidry, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, “The efforts to rescue the two mountaineers who were stranded on Annapurna at 7000m have been successful.”
“A helicopter was dispatched from Kathmandu to the higher camps of Annapurna, and the climbers have been safely picked up and taken to Annapurna Base Camp. Thank you to all the friends for their support and assistance in this matter,” he said in a brief statement.
2 Pakistanis #NailaKiani #SherozeKashif have just conquered the summit of 10th highest mountain of the world Annapurna 1 8091 M, during a night climb. made summit on 16 April 2023.
Congratulations 👏 to them 👌 pic.twitter.com/sWhAM69wAF
— Alpine Adventure Guides (@Alpine_Pakistan) April 17, 2023
Earlier, Indian climbers Anurag Maloo and Baljeet Kaur also went missing and were found successfully.
Thanks to Almighty !!
Baljeet Kaur rescued from 7300m , ans brought back to Basecamp. pic.twitter.com/l89d28vG95
— Sajid Ali Sadpara (@sajid_sadpara) April 18, 2023
A day earlier, Naila Kiani became the first Pakistani woman and also the first female mountaineer from any South Asian country to summit Annapurna’s Peak.
Congratulations to Naila Kiani, the FIRST Pakistani woman on the summit of Annapurna I (8091 m). Kiani achieved this feat earlier this morning 17.04.2023 NPT, according to the expedition organizer Seven Summit Treks. Photo showing Naila Kiani on the summit of Mt K2 (8611 m),… pic.twitter.com/2zUtU9rMnM
— Everest Today (@EverestToday) April 17, 2023
Meanwhile, Shehroze is the youngest mountaineer to summit 11 out of the world’s 14, 8,000-metre mountains.
He is now aiming to become the youngest to summit all 14 peaks over 8,000 metres.