Praise for Polish climbers who rescued French woman on Nanga Parbat
PR dla Zagranicy
France on Monday praised the heroism of Polish climbers who carried out a dangerous rescue of a French woman stranded on Nanga Parbat in northern Pakistan, the ninth-tallest mountain in the world.
Nanga Parbat. Photo: Atif Gulzar/Wikimedia Commons (Free Use)
A statement posted on the website of the French embassy in Poland said: "France salutes the heroism of Polish climbers who brought to safety our compatriot, Elisabeth Revol, who was in grave danger on Nanga Parbat. Our thoughts are with her Polish climbing companion, Tomek Mackiewicz, and with his relatives.”
Polish climbers Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko managed to reach Revol after being flown by helicopter to Nanga Parbat from K2.
A team of Poles is attempting to tackle K2, the last of the eight-thousanders yet to be climbed in winter.
Revol's climbing partner, Pole Tomasz Mackiewicz, was stranded at some 7,200 metres above sea level on the 8,126-metre tall Nanga Parbat. There has been no contact with him for several days. Many experts have said he had no chance of surviving.