A climber on Everest was rescued on Saturday, two days after the start of the climbing season and a day after Nepal’s army announced the end of the season.
The climber had been climbing with a group of about 60 men when they were suddenly attacked by the army and their ropes were cut, said Anjali Chatterjee, a spokeswoman for the Nepal Mountaineering Federation.
The group were forced to abandon their gear as they ran out of oxygen, she said.
The climbers were able to get back to the camp about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and were later picked up by the rescue team, which took them to the Everest Base Camp.
The climbers are being treated for hypothermia, said Chatterji, adding that they were still receiving treatment.