Statement on the situation with Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi

Many have reached out over the last few days to show their support and inquire about the ongoing efforts to locate missing British alpinist and Montane sponsored Athlete Tom Ballard and his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi. The pair were attempting to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat, in the Pakistan Himalaya and have not been in contact with the team at base camp since Sunday.

Official search efforts began yesterday (Thursday) with the assistance of the Pakistan Army and several experienced mountaineering teams from the vicinity. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are coordinating with the team at Nanga Parbat base camp to fully support the search efforts.

Our thoughts are with both climbers, their families and friends and we are not giving up hope for their safe return.