Organizers of a Himalayan expedition say they plan to send a helicopter
to try to rescue two Italian climbers trapped for more than a week on
one of the world's most dangerous mountains.
Rescuers say they
will try to pick up the pair, stuck on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat
mountain, on Wednesday when the weather is expected to improve.
expedition originally started with three Italian climbers, but one of
them, Karl Unterkircher, died after falling into a deep crevasse last
The accident happened at 7,000 meters, and the two survivors were forced to continue to climb to find a way down the mountain.
They will have to descend to an altitude of 6,000 meters, because helicopters cannot fly at a higher altitude.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.