3 mountaineers trapped at Mt Rakaposhi to be airlifted today

GILGIT: A team of mountaineers who had scaled the Mount Rakaposhi peak are reportedly stranded while descending from the peak and will be rescued today. Deputy Commissioner Nagar has requested for a helicopter rescue of Pakistani climber Wajid Ullah Nagri,

Icelandic mountaineers scale Everest despite COVID-19 infection

KATHMANDU: Two Icelanders managed to climb Mount Everest despite having contracted coronavirus and even though Nepalese authorities insisted there have been no virus cases on the world’s highest peak. The two climbers, Sigurdur Sveinsson and Heimir Hallgrimsson, began coughing and

Two mountaineers become first Pakistanis to scale Annapurna peak

ISLAMABAD: Mountaineers Mohammad Abdul Joshi and Sirbaz Khan have became the first Pakistanis to scale the world’s 10th highest peak, Mt Annapurna, in Nepal. The four-member team left for Nepal to attempt Annapurna (8,091 metres) last month. Apart from the

Pakistani mountaineer summits Mount Kilimanjaro within 24 hours

DAR ES SALAM: Pakistani mountaineer Asad Ali Memon became the first Pakistani and Asian to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, within 24 hours. “Alhumdulillah, I became the only Asian & Pakistani to climb [Mount] Kilimanjaro in less

Rescue operation launched for missing mountaineers on K2

ISLAMABAD: A rescue operation was launched on Saturday morning for three mountaineers who have reportedly gone missing during a K2 winter summit attempt. Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, Chile’s John Snorri and Iceland’s JP Mohr Prieto have been missing since Friday

Pakistani mountaineer aims to climb K2 in winter without oxygen

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara has embarked on a mission to scaling the second highest peak without oxygen. In a message posted on his Twitter account, Sadpara shared a photo of him along with his son Sajid and said

Pakistan Army pilots awarded for rescuing French mountaineer

RAWALPINDI: Four Pakistan Army pilots were conferred with a prestigious French military award for their 2018 mission to rescue a French mountaineer stranded on a deadly peak in northern Pakistan. A special award ceremony was held at Army Museum on

Nepali climber claims new record for 14 highest peaks

KATHMANDU: A Nepali mountaineer on Tuesday smashed the speed record for summiting the world’s 14 highest peaks, racing up all “8000ers” in just six months and six days, organisers said. The previous record for the 14 mountains above 8,000 metres