After top U.K. climber Rick Allen—known for a harrowing traverse of Nanga Parbat’s Mazeno Ridge in 2012—went missing around 26,000 feet on Pakistan’s Broad Peak earlier this month, his teammates assumed the worst and reported him dead.
Miraculously, he was discovered alive the next day by a drone piloted by Bartek Bargiel at K2 Base Camp, who was preparing to film his brother’s ski descent of K2. Allen was found around 7,000 meters (22,965 ft), but the Mavic Pro drone reportedly flew at an altitude up to 8,400 meters (27,559 ft) during the search. Allen has since made it back to Base Camp, suffering only minor injuries.
Read Alan Arnette’s report here