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NALCHIK, May 6. /TASS/. A mountain climber from Belarus survived after the fell from the altitude of nearly 5,000 meters in the Elbrus mountains. The climber, Alexandra Gusakovskaya, faced imminent death as she had been soaring in the air, moving four hundred meters down before she finally" touched down" in the area of the Pastukhov cliffs where the rescuers found her. "She has had a narrow escape. Despite numerous injuries and bruises on her head and elbows she has survived," Adamei Dzhappuyev - chief of the rescue team who found the woman, told TASS.
A group of 18 mountain climbers from Belarus set out on an expedition up the Elbrus Mountain early on May 6. The group was brought to the Pastukhov cliffs in a snowcat vehicle and then it walked up the mountain. At the altitude of approximately 5,000 meters the climber lost balance and fell down. A spokesman for the mountain rescue service said that the group was registered and that a radio contact with them was scheduled for May 8.
The mountain climber, heavily injured in the accident, was hospitalized.