Foreign climber rescued from Nanga Parbat, another remains missing

Pakistan to rescue two European climbers stranded on mountain

Two European climbers struck on Nanga Parbat, Army operation underway

It earned the nickname "killer mountain" after more than 30 climbers died trying to climb it before the first successful summit in 1953.

The rescue mission, carried out by a team of private climbers, was delayed in part because the Pakistani military declined to arrange for a helicopter until funds for its operation were guaranteed, as is common practice for complicated rescue missions in the country's northern mountains.

Volunteers were able to rescue a French mountaineer from Nanga Parbat but called off efforts to retrieve a Polish climber ─ both of whom have been missing since Thursday ─ who has now been declared deceased, an official said Sunday.

Mackiewicz reportedly is suffering from snow blindness and altitude sickness.

Elisabeth Revol, who has frostbite on her feet and can not walk, was brought on Sunday from Skardu to Islamabad where she was admitted to Shifa International Hospital, said Haidri.

Then, in the early hours of Sunday morning local time, the climbing team's Facebook page announced: "Elisabeth Revol found!"

"The rescue of Tomasz is unfortunately not possible because of the weather and altitude it would put the life of the rescuers in extreme danger", Giambiasi wrote. Four climbers on Saturday were transported by helicopter to Nanga Parbat, where they'll try to bring the two stranded mountaineers down to safety.

A helicopter has taken Revol to Islamabad for treatment. "It's a bad and painful decision", he wrote. Any extra money raised will now go to Mackiewicz's family.

The rescue mission was launched after the missing alpinists were located Friday by fellow mountaineers using binoculars, who spotted Revol attempting to climb down while Mackiewicz appeared to be crawling due to frostbite.

No further information is available for Tomasz Mackiewicz, a Polish climber who accompanied Revol on the Nanga Parbat climb.

The world's ninth highest and most rugged mountain Nanga Parbat, also known as "killer mountain", as seen from the Thalichi viewpoint some 200 km north of Islamabad.

Pakistan rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 feet).

A Spanish and an Argentinian climber went missing on Nanga Parbat in July a year ago and are presumed dead.

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