Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi
Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi never contacted since last two week from the Nanga Parbat at an altitude of about 20,700ft (6,300m). But now the bodies of two climbers who went missing on a mountain in Pakistan have been found.
It was reported on Wednesday the search had been called off, but resumed when “silhouettes” were spotted on a passage taken by the climbers. Now the officials have confirmed the two “shapes” are the missing men.
Stefano Pontecorvo, the Italian ambassador to Pakistan, said Spanish climber Alex Txikon found the bodies on the Mummery Spur trail.
Mr Ballard, 30, is the son of Alison Hargreaves, who died descending from the summit of K2 in 1995 – the same year she became the first woman to conquer Everest unaided.
He had moved to Fort William in Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands after her death, with his sister Kate and father Jim.
Last time, Mr Ballard and Mr Nardi made contact with their team at base camp on 24 February as they tried to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat – the world’s 9th highest mountain.
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