Rescuers reach Italian after 11 die on K2
An Italian mountaineer, Marco Confortola, has been rescued from the K2 mountain located in Pakistan. The second highest peak in the world, K2 had earlier swallowed 11 climbers during this recent expedition. Mountaineering records show that so far more than 70 climbers have lost their lives in their strive to conquer this mountain.
Rescuers have reached an Italian mountaineer who refused to succumb to frostbite and exhaustion on K2 after 11 other climbers perished on the world's second-highest mountain, a Pakistani guide said on Monday.
"Marco (Confortola) is being accompanied by four rescuers and most probably, he'll be brought tonight to the Advance Base Camp (ABC) that is at an altitude of 6,000 meters," Sultan Alam, a Pakistani guide, told Reuters from K2 base camp.
Three Pakistani high-altitude porters and an American climber reached Confortola after racing up the mountain to bring him to the camp where food and medicine were waiting, he said.