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Nanga Parbat: the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard
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Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi at Nanga Parbat in winter. There has been no news from Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard since Sunday 24 February when the two were above 6000 meters on the Mummery Rib.
Photo by Daniele Nardi, Tom Ballard
Nanga Parbat in winter, photographed from Base Camp at the end of December 2018. There has been no news from Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard since Sunday 24 February when the two were above 6000 meters on the Mummery Rib.
Photo by Daniele Nardi, Tom Ballard
The search operations for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on Nanga Parbat
Photo by arch. FB D. Nardi

Nanga Parbat, no trace of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on the Kinshofer route

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This morning the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on the Kinshofer route proved unsuccessful. Tomorrow on Nanga Parbat the search will resume for the two climbers who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February.

Update at 10:45 on Thursday 7/03/2019
An important update this morning, just published on the FB page of Daniele Nardi. Developments will unfold in due course.
"Alex has informed us that yesterday from base camp he identified two shapes on the mountain; as of this morning at dawn, they are operating to carry out in-depth observations of the face.
Upon arrival of the helicopters, which are expected soon, an exploration will be launched up the Mummery Rib in order to make close-up evaluation of some images seen through the telescope.
Thanks to all those who are actively participating in the search for Daniele and Tom, in particular the mountaineers on Nanga Parbat, and an infinite thank you to all of YOU who are supporting us with help and so much affection."


Published on 06/03/2019
This morning the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on the Kinshofer route proved unsuccessful. Tomorrow the search will resume for the two climbers who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February.

Unfortunately, even today the search on Nanga Parbat to find traces of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard has proved fruitless once again. This morning the group of rescuers coordinated by Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon examined the Kinshofer route, a line which could have been used by Nardi and Ballard, even if their main objective was the nearby Mummery Spur.

The news was confirmed on the FB page of Daniele Nardi, that explaines: "After Alex Txikon's search of the Kinshofer Route this morning that did not result in positive news, the climbers focused their attention on the Mummer Rib from base camp through a telescope. The search will continue tomorrow morning."

Tomorrow therefore the search continues for the two climbers who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February.

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