Military helicopters find no trace of climbers

Military helicopters find no trace of climbers

The scene part way along the Mazeno ridge in Pakistan with the summit of Nanga Parbat in the far distance (Sandy Allen/PA) Military helicopters have found no trace of two climbers missing on the world’s ninth highest mountain. Tom Ballard, whose mother died on K2, was climbing Nanga Parbat in Pakistan with Italian Daniele Nardi when they lost contact a week ago. Two military helicopters took off from the northern town of Skardu with four Spanish rescuers onboard on Monday. Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said that Spaniard Alex Txikon and three colleagues, including a physician, are joining Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who is already at base camp. Area around Camp 1 on Mummery Ridge, #NangaParbat this afternoon with dropping off ⁦ @AlexTxikon ⁩ and his team to start the search for ⁦ @NardiDaniele ⁩ and Tom Ballard. Ali Sadpara also there to assist the […]

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