Mountaineer leaves people unable to breathe after showing rescue from ‘deep crevasse’ on Mount Everest
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Mount Everest has a lot of dangers for anyone who is brave enough to attempt to scale the summit.
Tragically, for a lot of people, they do not return from their attempt to climb the highest mountain in the world. Some have even become landmarks one the way up for other climbers.
For one man, though, this fate was thankfully avoided as his companions staged an incredible rescue.
Hazards are in no short supply, with oxygen level depleting as you ascend, along with exhaustion, and of course the cold.
On this occasion, though, it was the terrain that became the biggest danger; the mountaineer fell into a crevasse, a deep gap in the rock or ice, and was left stuck at the bottom.
The mountaineer is bored up his waist in snow as two other busy themselves around him to extract him and get him to safety.
You might imagine that mountain climbing might have falls off big edges, but with Everest it could end up becoming a very close environment.
Fortunately, after a team effort, they managed to get the mountaineer to safety, where he could receive medical treatment.
This particular crevasse is located between Camp One and Camp Two on the mountain.
These are at 19,900ft and 21,300ft respectively, and are the first two stops after base camp at the mountain.
After that there is Camp Three and Camp Four, before the final stretch to the summit of the immense mountain.
People took to the comments to share their admiration of the rescue.
One wrote: "Thank you for risking ur life to save his life. He must br very proud of having friends like you guys."
Another replied: "Hope he got medical soon. Sherpas have to take so many risks to make a living it's cray."
A third posted: "I never thought that it could be possible to rescue after falling into icefall. Great job."
However, others were nervous at the mere sight of the rescue.
One wrote: "Oh my god my claustrophobic."
Another simply said: "I can’t breathe."
So far some 322 people are known to have died trying to conquer Mount Everest. Some bodies are even still left on the mountain in full view of other climbers passing by.