The Indian climber Anurag Maloo was attempting to conquer Annapurna in west Nepal when he aborted his attempt at an altitude of about 7,100 metres and went missing during his descent.
President Andrzej Duda decorated three high-altitude climbers with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Monday, for their part in a winter 2018 mountain rescue on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat.
The famous magazine rewards a man who skied down K2 and two climbers involved in a desperate bid to save two colleagues stranded high on one of the world’s highest mountains.
Called the Savage Mountain owing to its grim reputation for claiming lives, K2 has never been climbed in winter.
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