Global Rescue evacuates climber off of glacier in Pakistan

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August 10, 2010

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Global Rescue paramedics received a call on July 22 from the climbing partner of a man who had experienced severe frostbite on the Gasherbrum Glacier in Pakistan. His toes were becoming gangrenous and had lost sensation. Photos of his injury were sent to Global Rescue doctors in the United States for review.

As the climbing party warmed his foot very slowly in their tent, Global Rescue dispatched a helicopter to the camp on the glacier and evacuated the man to a hospital in Skardu, Pakistan, for stabilization.

After initial treatment and blood testing there, the patient was further evaluated at a hospital in Islamabad, where he was cleared to board an international flight. He is currently being treated by his physician at home in Texas. 

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