Slovene Climber Rescued

How refreshing. An extreme climbing story with a happy ending.

Slovene climber Tomaz Humar
was rescued
from an icy ledge where he had been trapped for six days while attempting to conquer a new route on the
face of the western Himalayan peak of Nanga Parbat, known to climbing cognoscenti as Pakistan’s “Killer

Humar was hoisted to safety following two aborted attempts to get to him by helicopter. According to a post on
his expedition Web site (where there is some video) he was dehydrated,
hungry and showing early signs of frostbite but suffered no serious injury. He was initially stuck at 21,520 feet, but
managed to get himself down to 19,470 feet for the rescue. He was an accomplished climber having done over 1,500
ascents around the world. Expect to see this one on National Geographic soon.