Army Aviation helicopter rescues Slovenian climber from Karakoram expedition


RAWALPINDI: Mr Kajetan Rock Decman, a Slovenian climber who fell sick during a Karakoram expedition at a height of about 6000M, (18000 F) was rescued by an Army Aviation helicopter on Monday, an ISPR statement said on Tuesday.


Mr Kajetan Rock was part of a seven member Karakoram expedition.

When they reached 6000M, the International Hiking and Altitude Expedition Camp (IHEC), he suffered high altitude sickness.

A rescue request was received by Army which was immediately responded to save the precious life by sending an Army Aviation helicopter.

The Slovenian climber has been evacuated to Skardu and he is stable.