A break in the poor weather has enabled helicopters to transport a rescue team to Nanga Parbat. An initial first reconnaissance flight resulted in no signs of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard.
Bad weather has hampered the rescue mission operations for mountaineers Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard, who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February during their attempt to climb Nanga Parbat in winter. Helicopters with three Pakistani mountaineers (including Ali Sadpara) had left Skardu this morning but were forced to return due to bad weather before reaching Nanga Parbat base camp
Worrying news from Nanga Parbat in Pakistan where Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard are currently attempting to climb the 8000er in winter. There has been no news from the two mountaineers since Sunday 24 February when the two were above 6000 meters on the Mummery Rib.
At Arco, Italy, yesterday Stefano Ghisolfi made the first repeat of Queen Line, the 9b at the crag Laghel established by Adam Ondra in 2017.
The last stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup took place in Denver, USA, last weekend. Nikolai Kuzovlev and Maria Tolokonina won the Lead World Cup and Ekaterina Koshcheeva and Anton Nemov the Speed World Cup. The Denver Lead stage was won by Yannick Glatthard and Tolokonina while Kuzovlev and Tolokonina won the Speed stage.
On 12 January 2019 Cristian D’Anzul made a rare repeat of Colpo di Fulmine 8b+ at the beautiful crag Medveja in Croatia.
German photographer Klaus Polzer, with a photo of rider Neil Williman, has won the 2016 edition of Arc’teryx King of Dolomites, the photo contest in the Pale di San Martino range aimed at shooting the most beautiful freeride, ski or snowboard photo of the Dolomites.