Rescuers evacuated a climber from Australia from Elbrus
A climber from Australia, while climbing Mount Elbrus, needed help in connection with a deterioration in his state of health; Russian rescuers evacuated him to the glade of Azau. This is reported by the Ministry of Emergencies in Kabardino-Balkaria.
It is noted that the climber born in 1968, who was part of the registered group, became ill at an altitude of 4.2 thousand meters. The tourist had symptoms of mountain sickness.
Six employees of the Elbrus high-mountain search and rescue squad of the Ministry of Emergencies were involved in search and rescue operations.
"Search and rescue operations on Mount Elbrus have been completed, rescuers have evacuated the climber from Australia to the Azau meadow (2300 meters high), where they were handed over to doctors for assistance," RIA Novosti quoted the Ministry of Emergencies as saying.
Earlier, Krasnodar rescuers evacuated a tourist who fell from the observation platform of the Small Bambak ridge.