Corona and Bogdanov Rescued from Annapurna

Finally, there is good news from Annapurna. Helicopters have rescued climbers Gianpaolo Corona and Tim Bogdanov from the mountain. Seven Summit Treks’ leader Chhang Dawa Sherpa confirmed the longline rescue on his social media.

Chhang Dawa Sherpa’s Instagram story


Contrary to previous reports published in the local press, which stated that Corona was fit and descending, rescuers picked him up from 7,500m in a longline aerial operation. Previously, rescuers had airlifted Bogdanov using the same method from 7,400m.

Speaking with The Himalayan Times, Seven Summit Treks chairman Mingma Sherpa repeated that Corona had refused an initial rescue yesterday when a search helicopter spotted him. We will get the climbers’ sides of the story once they have received treatment.

Chhang Dawa Sherpa’s Instagram story.


When rescued, both men were reportedly frostbitten but stable. From Base Camp, rescue services airlifted them directly to a hospital in Kathmandu.