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Pakistani military rescues Finnish beauty queen off mountain

Lotta Hintsa was attempting to scale the world's 12th highest mountain, Broad Peak.

Lotta Hintsa
Lotta Hintsa was crowned Miss Finland in 2013. Image: Timo Korhonen / All Over Press

A Pakistani army helicopter on Sunday rescued an American and a Finnish climber stranded on a mountain peak in the country's north, according to news agency AP.

Hintsa and an American climber were stranded during the ascent due to sickness, the American news agency said.

On Sunday afternoon, Hintsa took to Instagram to say, "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."

Hintsa was crowned Miss Finland in 2013.

The two climbers were part of a winter expedition to the 8,000-metre Broad Peak, the world's 12th highest mountain. It's located in the Karakoram range on the border of Pakistan, India and China.

Broad Peak is located around 10 kilometres from the K2 mountain, the second highest peak in the world.

Edit: Updated at 14:53 to add comments from Hintsa.

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