Nanga Parbat: Weather Delays Search Again

8000ers K2
The climbers' orange tent, earlier on the expedition. A search helicopter spotted either this or a similar tent at Camp 3, broken and snow-filled, earlier this week.

Rain, wind and low clouds again postponed the increasingly urgent search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard.

Conditions on Saturday at K2, where Alex Txikon and three others in his team were prepared to shuttle over to Nanga Parbat to help with the search, did not permit a helicopter to reach them. The weather at Nanga Parbat was also unsuitable.

It is not known how much fuel the missing climbers had with them to melt drinking water. They were last heard from almost a week ago.

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Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada's premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

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