First Israeli to summit Everest rescued by helicopter in Canada

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 First Israeli to summit Everest rescued by helicopter in Canada

The first Israeli to summit Mount Everest, climber Doron Erel, was rescued by helicopter a few days ago after being trapped in a wildfire in Canada. It is reported by Ynet. Erel, 63, conquered the mountain in 1992. He now lives in Canada with his family. A climber was walking with his son on a hike up a mountain range in British Columbia. They set up camp at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level after a seven-hour climb. The next morning, smoke began to rise from the forest. “The area was completely covered in smoke, and it was impossible to return. I had to look for an alternative plan. A possible way along the forest road would take at least 10 days, for which we were not ready. The decision to seek immediate help was obvious,” — he said. The helicopter arrived an hour and a half after calling for help. As a result, the climber and his son were taken to a safe place.

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