Search for Italian, Scot climber resumes on Pakistan peak
ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani mountaineering official and Italy’s ambassador say the search has resumed for two European climbers who went missing on the world’s ninth-highest mountain amid bad weather.
Italian Daniele Nardi and Scotsman Tom Ballard have been missing for more than a week in northern Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat peak, known as “Killer Mountain.”
Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, says the search-and-rescue team of experienced Spanish and Pakistani mountaineers is looking for the pair.
Haidri says that despite the long-time Nardi and Ballard have been missing, there is still hope as in some instances in the past, missing climbers were “miraculously rescued” after a long time.
Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo tweeted that the search resumed on Tuesday and that the rescuers are planning to use drones. /muf
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