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Slovenian Climber and Mountain Rescuer Tomaz Humar is Trapped on Mountain Nanga Parbat on the Height of 5900 meters. Tomaz has been trapped in this mountain since Wednesday - he is in a labyrinth of seracs and mushroom-shaped-snow (snow blown up to mushroom-shaped form).
The situation got dangerous because of the snow fallen yesterday, for the second day the snow in the face has been sliding strong – large snow slides erupting all around Tomaz – he is incredibly lucky to be stuck on the snow ridge, that is just the right height, so the snow slides don’t reach it.
Because of the conditions descent to any side of the ridge would be same as suicide. So Tomaz yesterday asked for helicopter rescue. The rescue is fairly difficult due to the fact that the face is very steep. The plan was Tomaz will be rescued by a rope thrown to him from the helicopter. But the rescue didn’t go trough, no matter how hard Nazir Sabir and the expeditions members in the base camp tried to find a pilot to fly the helicopter.
The current situation:
In Pakistan Nazir Sabir is trying to persuade and start the rescue, meanwhile Viki Groselj is searching for someone in Slovenia. They are both trying to find a flight crew. At this moment things started moving in some parts of Asia, but there is talk of getting someone from Europe. About the rescue both political sides have been notified.
But it looks like the team has got the help from probably the Best Helicopter pilot, with more then 10.000 hours in the air. With little Luck Tomaz could be Rescued Tomorrow.
Originally posted by asala
wow, I really hope they get him out of there quick, What a beautfull place but also so deadly, im sure the only thing on his mind right now is keeping alive untill his rescue.
Originally posted by asala
gosh thats an awfull situation for this man, Is there any hope that the weather may take a change for the better, I hope they can get another rescue crew to come help,
I cant imagine what his family are going through also, this must be there worst nightmare,
My thoughts are with this man and that he stays strong up there,
Originally posted by I See You
I hope that this does not turn out to be a disaster for the rescuers. He is putting other lives in danger by such a risky rescue mission. These guy are extremists to the extent when they climb these mountains and know the risks. I myself am an avid backpacker and novice climber and know that sometimes help just can't get there and have to be ready. He is not a hero at all. I don't understand why you call him a hero. He is a man who got himself into a bad situation and can't call him a hero like men that really are hero's.
Tomaž told us he is very cold, that he is wet and afraid of frostbite. Doctor Anda instructed him to take some Aspirin and Adelat to try to move as much as possible and melt some snow for some warm liquid. We think he had to dig to keep his bivouac clean all night because it was snowing very hard. In the morning we presume, he then fell asleep. We read him the e-mails of his brothers and told him about the updates on the rescue. We are still hoping for some good weather today.
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Tomaz Humar was trapped by bad weather on Nanga Parbat in northern Pakistan at a height of nearly 6,000m.
He was unable to untie his rope, which had to be severed as an army helicopter carried him away to safety.
It is believed to be the first time such a rescue has been carried out successfully at such a high altitude.
The Slovenian went up on a solo climb, on a route never scaled before. He became trapped on 5 August.
Mr Humar had been in a snow cave with little food and trapped by avalanches.
Originally posted by Souljah
Tomaz Humar is rescued!