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French Climber Elisabeth Revol Describes Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' Ordeal
BBC ^ | 1 February 2018

Posted on 02/07/2018 10:48:01 PM PST by nickcarraway

A French mountaineer has described how she was forced to abandon her weak and ailing climbing partner in order to be rescued from one of Pakistan's most deadly Himalayan mountains.

Elisabeth Revol told AFP news agency that Polish climber Tomasz Mackiewicz's health worsened as they descended Nanga Parbat, nicknamed "Killer Mountain".

Only she was rescued by an elite Polish climbing team in a dramatic operation.

Doctors in France are now assessing whether she will require amputations.

Rescuers could not reach Mr Mackiewicz and it is thought unlikely he could have survived.

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1 posted on 02/07/2018 10:48:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Nanga Parbat, nicknamed "Killer Mountain".

"Hey, I've got a great idea! Let's climb KILLER MOUNTAIN."

2 posted on 02/07/2018 10:55:20 PM PST by SIDENET (Where have you gone, Augusto Pinochet? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Quite an ordeal. I thought she was the guy when I saw the pic.


3 posted on 02/07/2018 10:57:25 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: nickcarraway
Par for the course. No shortage of killers in Pakistan.
 
4 posted on 02/07/2018 10:59:35 PM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (CNN is fake news.)
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To: GnuThere

She still has her nose. The nose often is badly damaged when high altitude climbers get extreme frostbite.


5 posted on 02/07/2018 10:59:56 PM PST by PGR88
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To: SIDENET

Right after we finish spelunking corpse cave!


6 posted on 02/07/2018 11:27:41 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: nickcarraway

‘Despite the ordeal, she has not ruled out climbing again, saying: “I need this.”’

There is stupid.


7 posted on 02/07/2018 11:46:03 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

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8 posted on 02/08/2018 1:33:43 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: skr
‘Despite the ordeal, she has not ruled out climbing again, saying: “I need this.”’

There is stupid.

Indeed there is stupid, and in her case, it can’t be fixed. 👎

9 posted on 02/08/2018 2:40:44 AM PST by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s only a man! he’s dead and who cares? What matters is that the woman (feminists are you listening?) survived, thus proving that women can do anything that men can do.


10 posted on 02/08/2018 3:56:21 AM PST by I want the USA back (Cynicism may just keep you from going insane in a world that has chosen its own demise.)
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To: nickcarraway

At least Beck Weathers realized that there comes a time when another hobby and vocation is a better option.


11 posted on 02/08/2018 6:51:07 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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What matters is that the woman (feminists are you listening?) survived,

courtesy of an elite team of climbers (all men) who took the risk to save her.

12 posted on 02/08/2018 8:43:48 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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