Polish climber Tomasz Mackiewicz during his trip on Nanga Parbat mountain in Pakistan January 2014. Picture taken January 2014. Forum/Michal Obrycki via REUTERS
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Volunteers were able to rescue a French mountaineer from a Himalayan peak but called off efforts to retrieve a Polish climber, who was declared deceased, a Pakistani official said Sunday.Karrar Haidri, a top official in the Pakistan Alpine Federation, says the four volunteer rescuers from a separate Polish expedition were not able to reach Tomasz Mackiewicz of Poland, who was suffering from snow blindness and altitude sickness, because of poor weather.Revol's friends raised some 60,000 euros to help with the rescue operation through crowdfunding online, according to French media reports.
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