Injured US climber awaits rescue

An American climber was injured after falling into a crevasse at Camp 2 of Mt Himlung in Annapurna region this morning.According to American Climber Science Programme, Prof John All suffered serious injuries on his arms and ribs, along with internal bleeding, as he fell nearly 43 metres down the crevasse at Camp 2 at a height of about 5,897m.

“Global rescue can’t find a heli copter so I’ll try to survive tonight.

I crawled back to tent. Nlss the bleeding inside gets me, I should live,” John stated in a blog post in the evening.

Sujan Bhattarai of Himalayan Ecstasy, local partner of the expedition, said it was impossible to send a rescue helicopter today due to inclement. “We’ll rescue him tomorrow morning,” he said.

Martin Coleman, one of John’s friends, commented on the blog that high altitude helicopter was lined up to fly from Lukla on Tues

day morning to rescue John. “Stay tough and keep airways and lungs open as bleeding may cause shock,” he suggested.A five-member team of the ACSP chose to scale Mt Himlung (7,126m) after cancelling their scheduled attempt to scale Mt Lhotse following the avalanche in the Khumbu icefall route in April.

“We are alone on the mountain; no sherpas or fixed lines, outdated route info, deep snow has hidden traces of past expeditions,” the team shared on the blog.

 Source: THT