RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army Aviation pilots rescued two foreign mountain climbers from Broad Peak in Himalayan mountain on Sunday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, two foreign mountain climbers, Donald Allen Bowie (USA) and Ms. Lotta Henriikka Nakyva (Finland) were part of an International Winter Expedition, attempting to summit Broad Peak, but stranded en route due to sickness.
The statement further stated helicopters from the military’s aviation wing, managed to evacuate stranded climbers.
On Feb 5, in a ceremony held in Rawalpindi, French military awarded medals on the Pakistan Army Aviation pilots who rescued a French mountaineer from the Nanga Parbat in 2018.
On the occasion, Commander of French Joint Force in Indian Ocean Rear Admiral Didier Malterre conferred France National Defence Bronze Medal to brave pilots of Army Aviation who took part in the daring rescue operation.