Pakistan launches mission to save Rakaposhi climbers including Wajiddullah tomorrow


ISLAMABAD – Efforts to rescue a Pakistani climber Wajidullah Nagari and two foreign mountaineers stranded on Rakaposhi Peak will begin on Sunday, authorities said.

Nagari and Czech Republic nationals were returning after summiting the peak in the Gilgit-Baltistan territory of Pakistan when they got stuck there.

On Friday, Wajidullah Nagari became the second Pakistani mountaineer to scale the Rakaposhi, the only mountain in the world that has over 5,000 metres of height from its base camp to the top of its summit.

The world’s 27th highest peak is located in the Karakoram mountain range and is also known as Dumani (“Mother of Mist” or “Mother of Clouds”).

Wajidullah had adopted a different route to scale the peak.

Pakistan’s Colonel Sher Khan is the first Pakistani national who climbed the Rakaposhi mountain in 1979.

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