Nanga Parbat – Two climbers go missing

Two climbers Alberto Zerain Berasategi and Mariano Galacan belonging to Spain and Argentina respectively, attempting to scale Nanga Parbat have gone missing on June 18.

They were a part of 14-member foreign expedition team with members belonging to multiple countries, including Italy, Korea, Spain and Argentina. The climbers left from the base camp of Nanga Parbat in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan to summit the peak.

After attempting the climb, 12 members of the team have returned to the base camp while two climbers who were on the higher camp have not been in contact with the team for the past three days.

A snow avalanche is feared to have hit the missing climbers. The rescue operation to trace missing climbers is underway. Army Aviation Authority has been requested to provide a helicopter to begin the rescue operation to trace the missing climbers.