A pair of experienced and well-known climber Elisabeth Revol and Tomek Mackiewicz made a daring winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan on 25/01/2018. Unfortunately, on the way down from the summit, Tomek became snowblind and suffered serious frostbites. They signaled for help. The upfront rescue cost was estimated at USD80,000. The climbing community has come together and helped raised funds necessary to pay for the rescue helicopters that ultimately saved the life of Elisabeth on 28/01. Sadly, Tomek who was in critical condition at 7300m as of the morning of 26/01 was unable to descend lower. The pair did not have a tent and were light on supplies hoping to descend quickly. Deteriorating weather and high altitude made it possible for the rescuers to reach him. Today we are reorienting the fundraising effort to provide for Anna Antonina, the wife of Tomek and their 3 children.
Funds will be distributed through the non-profit association Himalayan Light run by Elisabeth Revol and sent to Tomek's kids from there