Revol spoke to AFP from a hospital in France, where doctors are assessing whether she will require amputations.
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A French mountaineer who was rescued in a dramatic nighttime operation on Pakistan's "killer mountain" has told how she had to leave her weak and bleeding climbing partner and descend the peak alone in darkness.Elisabeth Revol, speaking exclusively to AFP from a hospital in France's Haute-Savoie region – where doctors are assessing whether she will require amputations due to frostbite in her hands and left foot – said rescuers urged her to leave behind Tomek (Tomasz) Mackiewicz, a Polish national.An elite group of Polish climbers reached Revol but were unable to get to Mackiewicz, who was stranded further up the mountain.Revol, who weighed just 43 kilograms after her ordeal, left France on Dec. 15 and began her adventure with Mackiewicz on Jan. 20 .Mackiewicz clung to Revol's shoulders and they began the long, difficult descent in darkness.Exhausted at 6,800 meters, Revol decided to stay put to preserve her strength and keep warm.
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