The helicopter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, with the help of rescuers, loaded the injured tourists and transported them to the nearest inhabited town, the village of Kljui. From there, the medical disaster machine should evacuate them to Petropavlovsk-Kamatskho, the agency quoted the communique as saying.
The highest mountain of the Kamat peninsula, the Kluevskaya volcano
The method of evacuating the dead bodies, which are likely to be located at about 4,150 meters above sea level, will be decided later, she added, adding that the rescue team had already reached an altitude of more than 3,300 meters.
Klyuevskaya is the highest volcano in Eurasia, according to the Internet encyclopedia, it rises between 4,750 and 4,850 meters above sea level.
The rescuers tried to reach the groups on Sunday, but had to scramble because a strong, freezing wind reaching a speed of 100 kilometers per hour damaged the piston of their helicopter.
The temperature at night will drop to minus 14 degrees Celsius. At first, the authorities reported six dead, later they increased their number to eight and finally to nine.