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.

Angela Benavides is a journalist specialised on high-altitude mountaineer and expedition news working with ExplorersWeb.com.

Angela Benavides has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of national and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporates, press manager and communication executive, radio reporter and anchorwoman, etc. Experience in Education: Researcher at Spain’s National University for Distance Learning on the European Commission-funded ECO Learning Project; experience in teaching ELE (Spanish as a Second Language) and transcultural training for expats living in Spain.

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2 months ago

Pilots flying to 7500m like it’s nothing.
These guys are tough.

Le Mec
Le Mec
2 months ago

One can today attempt an oft-repeated route on an 8000’er knowing in advance that if things go badly up high they’ll simply call for a helicopter, which has changed the entire dynamic of high altitude climbing. Show’s how much stronger physically and mentally climbers of past generations were compared to today.

Paul Simon
Paul Simon
2 months ago

These people just shouldn’t be there. They simply lack the skills required. How about doing a few serious, technically demanding routes in the European alps before embarking on an expedition to an 8000m+ peak. I doubt that any of these guys would be able to climb e.g. Walker spur on Grandes Jorasses or the North Couloir on P’tit Dru.

Stephen Court
Stephen Court
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Simon

Paul Simon – utter nonsense . These two climbers CVs show they were both skilled and capable.

Le Mec
Le Mec
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Simon

They got into trouble due to altitude problems which can cause frostbite, not lack of technical skills. Most of the normal route on Annapurna is fixed anyway, so your comment is irrelevant, a fishing expedition.

Juan
Juan
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Simon

Bro I met 10 years ago tim bogdanov when he was starting and that guy has been climbing and doing expedition ever since then. He dedicated his life to mountaineering and he did previously 8000 mountains. He was climbing 6000s and then 7000s and just by the way you talk it looks like you are the one who needs to re consider things. I wish them the best and a quick and good recover. They summited without oxygen. They super human