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French climber recalls horror descent from Pakistan’s ‘killer mountain’


  • World
  • Thursday, 1 Feb 2018

French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol talks to journalists during an exclusive interview to AFP, on January 31, 2018 at the hospital in Sallanches, French Alps. -AFP

French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol talks to journalists during an exclusive interview to AFP, on January 31, 2018 at the hospital in Sallanches, French Alps. -AFP

SALLANCHES: A French mountaineer who was rescued in a dramatic night-time operation on Pakistan’s “killer mountain” has told how she had to leave her weak and bleeding climbing partner and descend the peak alone in darkness.

Elisabeth Revol, speaking exclusively to AFP from a hospital in France’s Haute-Savoie region -- where doctors are assessing whether she will require amputations due to frostbite in her hands and left foot -- said rescuers urged her to leave behind Tomek (Tomasz) Mackiewicz, a Polish national.

   

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