Nanga Parbat: rescue team reaches BC for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

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.

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Nanga Parbat: bad weather hinders efforts to rescue 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

Ice climbing World Cup 2019: Nikolai Kuzovlev and Maria Tolokonina win Lead, Ekaterina Koshcheeva and Anton Nemov win Speed

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.