The firm has two helicopters and a medevac aircraft on standby. The next opportunity to launch, given favorable weather conditions, is tomorrow, 3 September, at daybreak in Pakistan (2 September, 9pm Eastern).
Poor flying conditions have hampered the search and rescue mission to date.
Global Rescue has contacted the hospital in Skardu and confirmed that a medical team and ambulance will be at the helipad upon completion of the mission.
The firm is keeping the US Embassy in Pakistan fully apprised of the mission progress.
Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson were climbing Ogre II, a 7285 meter peak in Pakistan. The pair left on their climb on the North Face on 21 August 2016. Their plan was to ascend the North Face and to descend on the northwest ridge with a return to base camp around 24 August. Global Rescue was contacted on 28 August after they failed to return to base camp. The last confirmed sighting was of their headlamps on 22 August by a Pakistani member of their base camp team. The pair are not believed to possess any satellite communication or messaging capabilities.
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