Stranded high on Nanga Parbat after an extremely rare winter ascent, Elisabeth Revol and Tomek Mackiewicz were beyond help. Even if a rescue team could be found, time would almost certainly run out before they could reach the stranded climbers. Even if the rescuers did get there in time, the question remained: How would they get two incapacitated climbers off an 8,000-meter peak in winter?
Ghosh died on May 16 this year on Makalu.
Polish team honored for last year's rescue on Nanga Parbat in winter; Kate Rutherford, Brette Harrington, Tom Hornbein, Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, Jeremy Jones also awarded
Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi were last heard from on Sunday, February 24, while trying to make the first winter ascent of the Mummery Spur on Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters).
The rescue operation for the Italian climber Daniele Nardi and the British climber Tom Ballard, lost on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, enters its second week. The pair were last heard from on Sunday, February 24.
A snow-covered tent has been spotted around 5,500 meters. Several factors suggest a possible avalanche. More information, plus pictures and video, below.
Gukov and his partner, Sergey Glazunov, were trying the 7,145 meter peak. Glazunov fell to his death on July 25, leaving Gukov stranded at 6,200 meters.
The Canadian, who recently summited her country's tallest peak, making her the first woman to do so alone, was rescued by helicopter during her descent on June 2.
Concern increases for Bulgaria’s most successful alpinist, last seen six days ago at 7,400 meters on the Tibetan mountain.
The two climbers are two days overdue after an ascent in the massif, located near Juneau. A search and rescue operation is underway.