Lotta Hintsa kommentoi seikkailuaan pakistanilaisella vuorella – armeijan helikopteri evakuoi entisen missin

Hintsa ja hänen kiipeilykumppaninsa olivat yrittämässä maailman 12. korkeimman vuoren huipulle.

Lotta Hintsa
Lotta Hintsa
Lotta Hintsa Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva

Pakistanin armeija on evakuoinut helikopterien avulla maailman 12. korkeimmalle vuorelle yrittäneen suomalaiskiipeilijän. Uutistoimisto AP:n mukaan pelastettu suomalainen on Lotta Hintsa, entinen Näkyvä.

Samalla pelastettiin Hintsan kanssa kiipeilemässä oleva yhdysvaltalainen Donald Bowie.

AP:n mukaan pelastustoimiin ryhdyttiin kiipeilijän sairastumisen takia. Kiipeilijöiden kertoman mukaan syynä oli Bowieen iskenyt keuhkokuume.

Hintsa itse kommentoi operaatiota kuvapalvelu Instagramissa kahden jälkeen Suomen aikaa.

– Olin aivan valmis kävelemään itse alas vuorelta retken lopussa. Pakistanin armeijan helikopteripilotit, jotka olivat tulleet evakuoimaan kumppanini Donin, tarjosivat kuitenkin anteliaasti minulle lentokyydin, Hintsa kirjoittaa englanninkielisessä päivityksessä.

Lotta Hintsa on vuoden 2013 Miss Suomi. Vuorikiipeilyä harrastava Hintsa on jo kiivennyt Alppien korkeimmalle vuorelle, Mont Blancille ja Italian korkeimmalle vuorelle, Gran Paradisonille. Nyt tavoiteltu vuori on useita kilometrejä korkeampi kuin nuo kaksi ovat.

Missivuoden jälkeen Hintsa on osallistunut useisiin tosi-tv-ohjelmiin.

Lotta Hintsan isä oli urheilulääkäri Aki Hintsa.

View this post on Instagram

#BPK2update: Expedition over. Shit happens, please no apologies or pity, I’ve already got my sights on the next project. ❄ Health wise, I’m quite ok, and even though the press considers me “rescued”, I was perfectly capable and willing to walk out on my own feet at the end of the expedition. The Pakistan Military helicopter pilots who were there to evacuate my climbing partner Don were gracious enough to invite me to fly out with them. These pilots are seriously the best in the world and I can tell you that Don is extremely grateful that they got him to medical care for his pneumonia. ❄ Anyhow, I was not healthy enough to have attempted the summit (coughing, chest pain, back pain, bleeding nose for 7 weeks...), especially after looking at the forecast of 150km/h summit wind until almost the end of our expedition (porters arrive feb. 22.). After the bad weather, even with miracle luck, I wouldn’t have had the time to summit with the acclimatization and experience I have... oh, and my toes have also been numb for six weeks so I kind of risked losing them too. ❄ It was a hard decision to make because in BC you tell yourself til the last minute that you’re ok even when you feel like your lungs are collapsing and you don’t notice when you hit your toes with your ice axe. In the end Don’s reasoning as my coach that it’s better to recover as soon as possible and start training for the next big event (this summer!!) than wait for a miracle and watch your health deteriorate in BC made sense to me. ❄ So stay tuned for the summer news! Meanwhile, I’ll keep posting stuff from this winter and other training climbs :) Video: @donbowie ❄ #allureofaltitude #highaltitude #broadpeak #winterexpedition #winter #expedition

A post shared by Lotta Hintsa | Climber (@lottahintsa) on

Don Bowie kertoi jo aiemmin, että pelastusoperatioon ryhdyttiin häneen iskeneen keuhkokuumeen takia. Samalla Lotta Hintsa päätti luopua omasta yrityksessään ja tulla alas vuorelta. Kaksikko oli tässä vaiheessa ehtinyt jo vajaan seitsemän kilometrin korkeuteen.

Broad Peak on maailman 12. korkein vuori. Se sijaitsee Pakistanin ja Kiinan rajalla Karakoramin alueella ja sillä on korkeutta 8 051 metriä. Vuori valloitettiin ensimmäisen kerran kesäkuussa 1957.

Broad Peakin nimi oli ennen K3, mutta nimi vaihdettiin. Vuorelta on vain noin kahdeksan kilometrin matka maailman toiseksi korkeimmalla vuorelle, K2:lle.

View this post on Instagram

UPDATE: Broad Peak / K2 Winter Expedition. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY FOR THE CORRECT DETAILS. This video was taken on Broad Peak yesterday morning at 6900m as I descended the mountain for the last time.Throughout this entire expedition I fought every day as hard as I could, climbing in the bitter cold day in and day out, staying commited and focused and determined to summit. However, I did not mentioned it here on Instagram, but ever since my early chest infections my coughing has become worse and worse. Each night my lungs became more congested, my coughing fits more frequent and violent. Yesterday, at Camp 3, I finally threw in the towel and quit this expedition. I had to get some medical attention- enough is enough- and I need to think about my future health. Denis and I climbed back.down to base camp, and I called my insurance company and explained the situation. They immediately sent a helicopter and flew me out. I am now at the hospital, and x-rays confirm that I have been operating for sometime now with bronchial pneumonia- the doctor says I have likely had it the entire expedition- a result of the early infections. For now, I'm just grateful to be down and getting treatment. Other quick details with more info later: 1) I do not and never have had HAPE. Period. In base camp I thought it was bronchitis. But it's pneumonia. 2) There are storms and high winds forecast for (at least) the next 12 days making summit improbable before then. 3) Denis remained on the mountain to try again. GO DENIS WE ARE CHEERING FOR YOU!!! 4) @lottahintsa assessed the weather situation and determined to also leave the expedition- she told me she will post updates on her profile starting tomorrow. 5) I will post more in the days to come, but for now I just want thank each one of you for following us on this expedition- all your encouragement really means the world to me. Thank you and stay tuned for lots of pics and video now that we have proper WIFI. Don- - - - - #mountaineering #climbinglife #noteverest #nooxygen @montage.tv #highaltitudeexperience #adventure #climbhigher #alpinizm #karakoram #k2 #k2winter #broadpeak #alpinista #wspinaczkalodowa

A post shared by Don Bowie (@donbowie) on

Lähteet: AP