Rescuers find Russians and Austrians lost on mount Elbrus

Rescuers find Russians and Austrians lost on mount Elbrus

Rescuers have found two Russians and three Austrians who got lost on Wednesday night when climbing Mount Elbrus, the Kabardino-Balkaria department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.

"The rescue operations on Mount Elbrus were fully completed at 5:25 am local time [02:25 GMT]. The lost climbers were found and taken to the glade Azau. Two Russians and three Austrians refused medical assistance," Sputnik cited the statement as saying.

On Wednesday, a group of climbers got lost on Mount Elbrus at a height of 3100 meters [about 10,171 feet], below the Hotutau pass, which is an ice plateau southwest of the mount. Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe and Russia.

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