Asad Ali Memon, a Pakistani climber, seeks assistance from Pakistani embassy in Kathmandu
In a distressing turn of events, Asad Ali Memon, a Pakistani mountaineer, finds himself trapped on Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world located in Nepal. Memon, who successfully conquered the summit on May 19th, encountered an unfortunate incident during his descent, resulting in a hand injury.
Facing a precarious situation, Memon has urgently reached out to the Pakistani embassy in Kathmandu, pleading for their intervention in arranging his safe return. The young climber shared his harrowing experience, revealing that he slipped between Camp 4 and Camp 3, colliding with an ice screw that resulted in a fractured bone in his hand.
Communication with a contact named Dan provided valuable details regarding the challenging circumstances. Memon explained through a WhatsApp message that the usual duration for the return journey from the summit to Base Camp is typically one to two days. However, due to his incapacitated hand, it took him an arduous three days to reach Base Camp. There, he received immediate medical attention.
Expressing his predicament, Memon conveyed, “I am unable to undertake the journey to Kathmandu due to the severity of my hand injury. The only viable option is an aerial evacuation from Base Camp, considering the unpredictable weather conditions.”
Asad Ali Memon, a 24-year-old mountaineer hailing from Karachi, is currently pursuing his studies at a private university. Notably, he holds the distinction of being the first mountaineer from Sindh to conquer the formidable Mount Everest.