The bodies of the mountaineers Tom Ballard, British, and the Italian Daniele Nardi have been located without life in the Pakistani mountain Narba Parbat (8,125 meters), has announced in his Twitter account the Italian ambassador in the Asian country, Stefano Pontecorvo. The Spanish climber Álex Txikon found the bodies in the area of Mummery Spur.
"With great sadness I inform that the search for the Italian Nardi Daniele and the British Tom Ballard has concluded, having confirmed Alex Txikon and his search team that the silhouettes that had been seen in Mummery, at about 5,900 meters, are those of Daniele and Tom, "said the Italian diplomat on his Twitter account, where he has also I uploaded a photo of the Spanish mountaineer, taken with a telescope, in which the bodies can be seen.
Ballard and Nardi had been missing for almost two weeks. Their last contact was received when they had reached an altitude of about 6,300. The search had been interrupted last Wednesday, but was resumed when they noticed the "silhouettes" of two bodies that, according to officials referred to by the British channel, have turned out to be the corpses of Ballard and Nardi.
The Spanish mountaineer Alex Txikon He had flown to the area five days ago after being picked up at the base camp of K-2 by helicopters of the Pakistani Army to join the rescue operation for the missing.