The attempt to rescue Musa Ibrahim and two Indian mountaineers who have been stuck at the base camp of Mount Carstensz Pyramid in Papua New Guinea for last six days, has been called off due to bad weather early today.
A team of rescuers boarding a helicopter from Indian tour operator Cox & Kings was supposed to rescue them but it was called off for the second time due to bad weather around 4:00am (BST), Mohammed Rafah Uddin, CEO of Everest Academy which was founded by Musa, told The Daily Star.
Earlier yesterday, another helicopter was supposed to rescue them but the mission was postponed due to bad weather, he said quoting a text message sent by Musa, Bangladesh's first Mount Everest conqueror, who is using a satellite phone.
“We talked with Bangladesh high commissioner in Indonesia about their rescue and he assured us of trying to conduct a rescue operation there,” Rafah Uddin said.
“The three mountaineers found some leftover foods of other mountaineers at the camp today. They are fine now,” Ummey Sharaban Tahura, wife of Musa, told The Daily Star quoting her husband who sent a text massage around 1:00pm.
She yesterday said that the three were starving due to lack of food.
On May 30, Musa left Dhaka for his new expedition ‘Bangladesh-India Friendship’ to scale up Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania (4,884 metre).
He and the two Indian mountaineers -- Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandra Shekhar -- began the expedition on June 1 and were expected to finish by June 18.