Helicopters sent to rescue three mountaineers stranded on the Rakaposhi mountain of the Karakoram mountain range arrived in Hunza on Sunday and an operation to bring them back is underway, Geo News reported.

As per reports, the three mountaineers include a Pakistani climber Wajidullah Nagri and Czech Republic mountaineers Jakub Vicek and Peter Macek.

According to Deputy Commissioner Nagar Zulqarnain Khan, two helicopters arrived in Nagar for rescue operations. He said that the rescue team is in contact with the climbers, who are doing fine.

The DC added that it will be difficult for a helicopter to go up to a height of 6,900 metres, where the climbers had been stuck, so they have been asked to descend.


Rescue efforts on the ground are also underway, he said.

The three mountaineers, two of whom belong to the Czech Republic, had summitted Rakaposhi on September 8, according to the Karakoram Club.

A tweet by Pamir Times at 7pm on Sunday stated that the rescue operation was put off for the day due to bad weather and will resume today (Monday).