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04-12-2012 07:15 PM
nofxn ISLAMABAD: As rescue efforts to recover the buried soldiers enter its sixth day in Gayari, Siachen, another priority point (Sixth Site) has been added to the search, adding to the already five identified points.

Currently there are 15 heavy machines including Dumpers, Dozers, Excavators and Loaders at the site.

At point one, the excavation has managed to reach 115 feet deep. Work is also expected to start on the 130 feet long horizontal tunnel with a diameter of three meters to attain access to the accommodation area.

Meanwhile at point two, excavation work has reached 100 feet deep.

A 450 meters long access track has been developed and improved by adding subgrade to improve traction for wheeled excavation equipment on the avalanche to access the priority points.

Work on both main access tracks has been carried out to increase the total length to 1.5 kilometers.

Weather was still posing a challenge, hindering operational and administrative activities, however resolve of the personnel involved was unwavered.

An ISPR spokesman said that technical teams from Germany, Switzerland and US, after having had initial consultations with Pakistani experts in Islamabad are now in the process of deploying to Gayari by road and air to assist and analyse the search and rescue effort.

Teams from China and Norway with advanced capabilities are expected to reach in Islamabad in next 24-48 hours, the spokesman concluded.


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This is a pretty impressive rescue/recovery attempt!
04-12-2012 08:40 AM
nofxn An update of the search...

Massive relief and rescue effort is in progress at Gayari. Another priority point (Sixth Site) has been added to the search and rescue work which is under way at already five identified points. At present 15 heavy machines which include Dumpers, Dozers, Excavators and Loaders are working at the search site.
At point one, excavating has gone down upto 115 feet. Work will start at 130 feet long horizontal tunnel with a dia of 3 meters to attain access to the accommodation area.
At point two, excavation work has gone down to 100 feet.

A 450 meters long access track has been developed and improved by adding sub grade to improve traction for wheeled plant equipment on the avalanche to access the priority points. The work on both main access tracks has been carried out to increase the total length to 1.5 kilometers.

The weather continues to be harsh and unfriendly, posing operational and administrative difficulties for both men and machines busy in the rescue operation. However, the trying weather hazards and colossal work at hand have not been able to flinch resolve of man busy in the rescue efforts.

Pictures:
:: ISPR :: Inter Services Public Relations - PAKISTAN

Amazing they were able to airlift all that stuff to this remote place and the fact that they are determined to recover the bodies even though those guys are definitely dead by now.
04-10-2012 02:20 PM
Muki User removed it..anywhere else of it online?
04-08-2012 06:17 PM
timmytard
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Snowmobilers in Norway fail to outrun cascading avalanche (video)

Here's another one that shows how fast these bad boys move, avy in Norway.
Wow, that was incredible footage. I had to watch over & over. Lucky guys.
04-08-2012 03:49 PM
MrOverkill
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Originally Posted by nofxn View Post
Most casualties up there are from the extreme weather instead of actual combat. This event might get both sides to come to an agreement and pull back off the damn glacier.
I'd heard that as well. It will be interesting to see what happens.
04-08-2012 03:47 PM
nofxn
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Doesn't look too pleasant to me... Those soldiers are damn deservant of that "Siachen pin".
Most casualties up there are from the extreme weather instead of actual combat. This event might get both sides to come to an agreement and pull back off the damn glacier.

It costs something like a million dollars a day to keep operations going up there.
04-08-2012 03:33 PM
MrOverkill Doesn't look too pleasant to me... Those soldiers are damn deservant of that "Siachen pin".
04-08-2012 03:23 PM
nofxn Pakistani reporting in!

Rescue efforts are underway...it was real quick response with the airforce being involved immediately and heavy machinery being airlifted into the area to aid rescue operations.

I am doubtful they are survivors but the rescuers are working feverishly as if there could be survivors. And yes this is the highest battlefield in the world. You can see some pictures here...

Siachen - Image and Media Section - .::UrbanPK::.
04-07-2012 05:12 PM
MrOverkill Apparently the number missing and presumed dead is up to 135. Damn shame, wonder what triggered it.
04-07-2012 04:39 PM
AcroPhile Found another related article: Icy killing fields of 'world's highest battleground' - Yahoo! News Apparently this happened on the world's highest battleground.
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