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Video: Drone Discovers Karakoram Climber Presumed Dead

Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen was found and rescued from a steep, icy slope with the aid of a drone on Broad Peak - a summit adjacent to K2 and the 12th highest mountain in the world.

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The 56-year-old experienced climber was feared dead after going missing for 36 hours in the Karakorum Range. Allen said he was descending from a solo summit bid when he fell from an ice cliff.

Rescuers Bartek and Andrzej Bargiel's were acclimatizing for this ski mission to K2 when Allen went missing.

After not retuning to basecamp for 36 hours, a cook spotted Allen's pack on the mountainside. Polish climber and cinematographer Bartek Bargiel and his brother, skier Andrzej - who were in the area to ski and film a record descent of K2 - quickly got their DJI Mavic Pro drone in the air and confirmed it was Allen. They were then able to direct rescuers to his location

Andrzej Bargiel fists bumps brother Bartek in the Karakorum Range.

Allen was treated for cuts and frostbite and is now safely home in Scotland. The drone footage was released with his permission.

"A number of people had assessed the situation and come to the conclusion that I was not going to come back," Allen told CBS News. He praised brothers as "smart, young guys."

More footage from Bartek's drone reel via Instagram.

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