Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 6 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
An operation was held in Mestia region of Georgia to rescue foreign climbers. As Mestia administration (Svaneti region, Western Georgia) told Trend, an Austrian climber and two Polish climbers were taken off from Ushba summit.
They were climbing Ushba, located at an altitude of 4,700 meters above sea level, when the Polish climber Mathias Yablovsky got his hands and feet frostbitten and could not move forward.
It was possible to take off foreigners and local guide accompanying them, who were on the way to the summit, only with the use of a helicopter.
Last night they were taken to Mestia hospital with frostbite. Doctors told reporters that the climber was delivered to the hospital in critical condition, with symptoms of bilateral pneumonia. Despite the patient's condition is serious, it is stable.
Two weeks ago a Ukrainian climber, who fell from the top, died in the mountains of Georgia.