Four tourists were left to freeze in the Altai mountain

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Photo: Alexander Kryazhev/ RIA Novosti

Four tourists can’t come down from the mountain AK-Kem (Republic of Altai) height 4.1 thousand meters. This was reported on the website of the regional emergency Department.

“The tour was able to report about their plight on a satellite phone. At the place of Parking has sharply deteriorated weather, the wind blew the tent with things and equipment. Tourists freeze yourself to get down the mountain can not”, — stated in the message.

To evacuate tourists, it is not possible: in the mountains it is raining with snow and strong wind.

In normal weather Hiking path up to the tour group of the climbers would have taken three days, but now it is impossible to overcome due to icing of the rock. “If the weather in the mountains is back to normal, the departure of the helicopter we can plan not earlier than the morning of 13 August. All measures that are possible to take urgently taken,” said the senior operative person on duty of the Siberian regional center of EMERCOM of Russia Colonel Alexander Borovitsky.

According to him, to evacuate all ready, but the situation for the rescue operation is currently extremely poor. “Travelers want to stay,” — he said and added that the group is in touch with the rescue post, she gives advice on survival in extreme conditions.

In early August, during the descent from the top of AK-TRU to the Altai mountains broke two climbers from Novosibirsk and Novokuznetsk. As reported by the portal “news of Mountain Altai”, they suffered serious injuries and could not move independently. Later one of them received severe bruises on the head and face, died.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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