This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Pakistan: 'Brave and strong' - Russian climber on Pakistani Air Force rescue01:12

Pakistan: 'Brave and strong' - Russian climber on Pakistani Air Force rescue

Pakistan, Karakoram Range
July 31, 2018 at 04:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian climber Victor Koval called the Pakistani Army "brave and strong" after his friend Alexander Gukov was rescued by Pakistani Air Force members from the Latok I peak in the Karakoram Mountain Range on Tuesday.

Koval and two other climbers were in the base camp alongside with Gukov. But he didn't join Gukov to 'storm' the mountain. He then later joined the rescue operation.

Gukov was accompanied by his partner Sergei Glazunov, with whom he reached roughly 600 feet (182 metres) from the summit, before starting to descend. In yet unclear circumstances, Glazunov fell into his death, while Gukov managed to survive and send a SOS signal.

Gukov was rushed to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Skardu, and eventually transferred to CMH Rawalpindi and is in a critical condition.

Pakistan: 'Brave and strong' - Russian climber on Pakistani Air Force rescue01:12
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Russian climber Victor Koval called the Pakistani Army "brave and strong" after his friend Alexander Gukov was rescued by Pakistani Air Force members from the Latok I peak in the Karakoram Mountain Range on Tuesday.

Koval and two other climbers were in the base camp alongside with Gukov. But he didn't join Gukov to 'storm' the mountain. He then later joined the rescue operation.

Gukov was accompanied by his partner Sergei Glazunov, with whom he reached roughly 600 feet (182 metres) from the summit, before starting to descend. In yet unclear circumstances, Glazunov fell into his death, while Gukov managed to survive and send a SOS signal.

Gukov was rushed to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Skardu, and eventually transferred to CMH Rawalpindi and is in a critical condition.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
02:26
Serbia: World's longest sausage coil presented in Turija in annual traditionSerbia: World's longest sausage coil presented in Turija in annual tradition
February 27, 2021 at 19:29 GMT +00:00
04:28
Japanese sound reduction booth enables musicians to practice at home without annoying neighboursJapanese sound reduction booth enables musicians to practice at home without annoying neighbours
February 26, 2021 at 18:02 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:55
Antarctica: Gigantic iceberg separates from Brunt Ice ShelfAntarctica: Gigantic iceberg separates from Brunt Ice Shelf
February 28, 2021 at 06:10 GMT +00:00
01:54
Iran: 'Snow Moon' lights up skies over TehranIran: 'Snow Moon' lights up skies over Tehran
February 27, 2021 at 23:43 GMT +00:00
02:30
Myanmar: At least 4 reported dead as police crack down on anti-coup protestersMyanmar: At least 4 reported dead as police crack down on anti-coup protesters
February 28, 2021 at 09:07 GMT +00:00
02:29
Iraq: Protests continue in Nasiriyah day after Dhi Qar governor resignsIraq: Protests continue in Nasiriyah day after Dhi Qar governor resigns
February 27, 2021 at 20:02 GMT +00:00
02:59
Argentina: Demonstrators protest in Buenos Aires over 'VIP vaccine' scandalArgentina: Demonstrators protest in Buenos Aires over 'VIP vaccine' scandal
February 28, 2021 at 02:49 GMT +00:00
02:32
France: 'Yellow Vest' protesters march through Paris against Macron policiesFrance: 'Yellow Vest' protesters march through Paris against Macron policies
February 28, 2021 at 00:18 GMT +00:00
02:15
Denmark: Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters march through CopenhagenDenmark: Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters march through Copenhagen
February 28, 2021 at 01:10 GMT +00:00
02:06
Tunisia: Ennahda Movement supporters rally in Tunis amid rising political tensionTunisia: Ennahda Movement supporters rally in Tunis amid rising political tension
February 27, 2021 at 16:25 GMT +00:00
01:31
Iran: Zarif meets with Iraqi counterpart Hussein in TehranIran: Zarif meets with Iraqi counterpart Hussein in Tehran
February 27, 2021 at 19:04 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:49
Kazakhstan: Russia’s weather satellite launches from Baikonur CosmodromeKazakhstan: Russia’s weather satellite launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome
February 28, 2021 at 08:03 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:51
Italy: Archaeologists discover ancient Roman processional chariot near PompeiiItaly: Archaeologists discover ancient Roman processional chariot near Pompeii
February 28, 2021 at 11:28 GMT +00:00
03:00
Spain: Several arrested at Barcelona rally over jailed rapper Pablo HaselSpain: Several arrested at Barcelona rally over jailed rapper Pablo Hasel
February 27, 2021 at 22:41 GMT +00:00
04:17
Yuyuan Garden illuminated as Lantern Festival kicks off in Shanghai despite pandemicYuyuan Garden illuminated as Lantern Festival kicks off in Shanghai despite pandemic
February 27, 2021 at 14:20 GMT +00:00
04:33
Sri Lanka: Costumed elephants and performers march through Colombo for Navam Perahera paradeSri Lanka: Costumed elephants and performers march through Colombo for Navam Perahera parade
February 27, 2021 at 16:30 GMT +00:00
02:37
Germany: Dusseldorf imposes loitering ban on Rhine promenade amid pandemicGermany: Dusseldorf imposes loitering ban on Rhine promenade amid pandemic
February 27, 2021 at 20:14 GMT +00:00
04:22
Peru: Relatives of COVID patients queue for hours outside medical oxygen plantPeru: Relatives of COVID patients queue for hours outside medical oxygen plant
February 28, 2021 at 05:15 GMT +00:00
02:41
Israel: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews flout COVID restrix to celebrate Purim on streets of JerusalemIsrael: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews flout COVID restrix to celebrate Purim on streets of Jerusalem
February 28, 2021 at 18:16 GMT +00:00
View all videos