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British climber missing on Pakistan's 'killer mountain'

British climber missing on Pakistan's 'killer mountain'

Tom Ballard is an experienced climber who has set records for his mountaineering feats
A British climber whose mother died on K2 has been reported missing on a peak in Pakistan.Tom Ballard and Italian climber Daniele Nardi are trying to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat - nicknamed "Killer Mountain". The last contact from the pair was on Sunday, from an altitude of about 6,300m (20,669 ft). A search operation has been delayed amid tensions between Pakistan and India.Mr Ballard, from Derbyshire, is an experienced climber and the first person to solo climb all six major north faces of the Alps in one winter.
He is the son of Alison Hargreaves, who was the first woman to conquer Everest unaided in 1995.
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She died the same year while descending from the summit of K2, the world's second highest mountain.
Alison Hargreaves died while descending from the summit of K2, in 1995
Nanga Parbat is the world's ninth highest mountain and notoriously difficult to climb.A number of deaths have earned it the "Killer Mountain" label.It has been reported that weather was poor in the area at the time.Pakistani authorities hope to launch a helicopter search operation, but said it has been slowed by tensions with India.
A search operation for Mr Ballard and Italian climber Daniele Nardi has been delayed amid tensions between Pakistan and India
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