Pakistan Army team on Tuesday rescued a Russian mountaineer stranded on the Latok 1 mountain peak which is a part of the Karakoram range.

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement, stating, Alexander Gukov had been trapped at a height of 20,650 feet for the past six days and was rescued today after an intense helicopter mission.

Furthermore, Gukov ran out of food three days ago with bad weather preventing helicopters from reaching the spot, ISPR started the rescue mission started on July 26.

The coordinator of the rescue team, Anna Piunova, Gukov is on his way to a hospital but, he is in a critical condition.

She told Russian news agency, "He was rescued, they are flying to the hospital of city of Skardu." 

Piunova added that the rescue operation involved two Pakistani military helicopters.