Polish tourist rescued from Ushba Mountain (VIDEO)

Ubsha considered to be one of the most difficult peaks in the Caucasus.
Agenda.ge, 20 Aug 2014 - 15:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

An injured Polish tourist is recovering in Mestia regional hospital after he was rescued from Ushba Mountain in Georgia’s Svaneti.

The local 112 emergency service were called after Pavakh Pienkovski, who was part of a five-member Polish tourist group, injured his leg in a rock fall.

Georgian rescuers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs found the climbing group at a staggering height of 4,000 metres above the sea, rescued them and returned them to Mestia via helicopter.

Ushba Mountain, measuring 4,710m high, is one of the most notable peaks of the Caucasus mountain range. Due to its steep profile and unstable weather, Ushba is considered by many climbers as the most difficult ascent in the Caucasus.

See video of this rescue mission below: