Pakistan Army saves climbers (Pakistan Armed Forces)
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British Climbers Rescued By Pakistan Army

Pakistan's army has rescued two British climbers who were injured when an avalanche hit their tent last week.

Pakistan Army saves climbers (Pakistan Armed Forces)

Cover: Thomas Drew/Twitter.

Pakistan's army has recovered the body of an Austrian mountaineer and rescued two British climbers who were injured when an avalanche hit their tent last week.

The British mountaineers, Bruce Normand and Timothy Miller were rescued on Sunday from the Ultar Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley.

Their companion, Christian Huber, died when the avalanche hit their tent during a storm.

Karrar Haidri, of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said on Monday that the Britons were being taken to Islamabad for better medical care.

The three-member team was scaling the Ultar Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley at a height of 19,357ft (5,900m) when the avalanche struck on Friday during a storm.

Mr Haidri said the military carried out the rescue operation despite bad weather.

Thomas Drew, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, said in a tweet that the Pakistan Army carried out a "remarkable and dangerous rescue."

He added: "Our thoughts with their Austrian fellow climber who did not survive the avalanche."