The British mountaineer and his climbing partner are missing on Nanga Parbat mountain in Pakistan

The search for a British climber who went missing on the world’s ninth-highest mountain in Pakistan is facing further delays due to bad weather.

Tom Ballard, who is originally from Derbyshire but lives in Scotland, was reported missing on Nanga Parbat mountain in the western Himalayas earlier this week with his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi after losing contact last Sunday as they went above 6,300 metres. They had been climbing the 8,126 metre (26,660ft) peak, also known as Killer Mountain.

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