Pakistani climber Shehroze Kashif ‘Broad Boy’ along with Fazal Ali summited Nanga Parbat at 8:45 am yesterday. That evening, they lost contact with Base Camp somewhere around 7,350m while descending.
Kashif Salman Shehroze’s father made a video appeal posted on Shehroze’s Social Media handles, Kashif said that he lost contact with his son at around 7:30 pm Tuesday. He pleaded with the Pakistani government for an immediate rescue operation.
According to sources, Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali are seen descending from Camp 4 to Camp 3 on Nanga Parbat 8126m.On their own, they spent the night in the open to wait for the weather to get clear and resumed their descent early in the morning.
A team tried to go up from Base Camp this morning, but the weather was too bad.
Now the Gelje Sherpa is currently on a helicopter from Skardu to get Shehroze Kashif and Fazal Ali off Nanga Parbat by the long line. It is not sure whether they need rescue, but they spent the night in the open, now they are descending slowly, and there are technical sections between Camp 3 and Base Camp.
The rescue helicopter flew from Skardu at 9 am for helicopter long line rescue, which returned to Gilgit-Baltistan at 5 pm after two failed attempts to reach the mountain.“The cloud was so thick we would not even see the mountain, Gelje Sherpa told.
Kashif was climbing with oxygen.