Kathmandu, Apr 26 : A helicopter of Nepal rescued a Malaysian climber from Mount Annapurna in West Nepal on Friday. The climber, Chin Wui Kin (48) was stranded for two days after climbing the world’s tenth highest mountain this week, officials said. He had reached the top of the 8,091m mountain along with 31 other international climbers on Tuesday but then failed to descend to a lower camp.
A helicopter pilot spotted him on Thursday waving his hands from an altitude of about 7,500m. Four sherpa rescuers climbed to the site and brought him down to a lower camp from where he was picked up by a rescue helicopter. Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, that provided local support to the climber, said the distressed mountaineer, an anaesthesiologist himself, was flown to a hospital in Kathmandu.
“He is conscious but critical,” Mingma told. Rescuers said bad weather and getting clearance from an insurance company caused delay in the rescue. (UNI)