Indian Mountaineer Baljeet Kaur who went missing on Mt. Annapurna, found alive.
Baljeet Kaur, a 27-year-old prominent Indian woman mountaineer from Solan district of Himachal Pradesh who went missing near Camp IV of Mt Annapurna in Nepal while descending from the summit point was successfully rescued today by the Pioneer Annapurna Expedition.
“We are thrilled to report that after being air-lifted from the mountain, Baljeet Kaur has safely arrived at Annapurna Base Camp and will soon be flown back to Kathmandu for medical examination,” Pioneer Annapurna Expedition posted on its social media page.
Kaur, who reportedly climbed the world's 10th highest peak without using supplemental oxygen on Monday, was rescued from 7,363m after an aerial search team located her above Camp IV, Chairman at Pioneer Adventure Pasang Sherpa, was quoted as saying by the Himalayan Times newspaper.
"She has suffered from frostbite and is now being rushed to CIWEC Hospital from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu," Mr Sherpa said.
According to Mr Sherpa, Baljeet was seen descending alone towards Camp IV by the aerial search team.
The report further stated that Kaur remained out of radio contact till this morning and only after an aerial search mission was initiated this morning, she managed to send a radio signal asking for 'immediate help'.
According to Mr Sherpa, Baljeet's GPS location has indicated an altitude of 7,375m (24,193ft). She climbed Mt Annapurna along with two Sherpa guides at around 5:15 pm on Monday. At least three helicopters were mobilised to trace her.
In May last year, Baljeet Kaur, climbed Mt Lhotse and became the first Indian climber to have climbed four 8000-meter peaks in a single season.
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