An 84-year-old climber attempting to become the oldest person to summit all the world’s highest peaks was rescued Thursday from a mountain in Nepal where he was injured.
Spanish climber Carlos Soria was attempting to scale Mount Dhaulagiri but was hurt on his way to the top.
He was flown from the mountain by a rescue helicopter and brought to a hospital in Kathmandu for treatment.
Hundreds of climbers and their guides try to scale the highest peaks in Nepal during the popular spring mountaineering season when the weather conditions on the mountains are most favorable.
The season begins in March and ends in May after which the weather deteriorates, making it dangerous to remain on the mountain.