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The mountain climbers found dead – 24 years after his mother died on K2
"The mountain climbers found dead – 24 years after his mother died on K2,"

"Tom Ballard to be was just six years old when his mother Alison Hargreaves died on the way down from the top on the world's second highest mountain, K2."

"Now, 24 years later, history repeated itself."

"Her son, Tom Ballard, 30, has been found dead on the ”Devil's mountain”, Nanga parbat, for example, not far from there."

"On an old black and white photo from 1988 sitting Alison Hargreaves far out on a cliff on a mountain at home in Derbyshire in the Uk."

"In his arms she has her four day old son, Tom."

"today is both mother and son are dead."

"They shared a dream – to reach the top."

"Pregnant in the sixth month"

"Alison Hargreaves was one of the world's top mountaineers."

"in the Same year as the picture with the little Tom was taken she was alone, as the first climber in the world, during the same season, climbed the six highest mountains nordsidor in the Alps, known as the ”Great north faces of the Alps”."

"When she carried out the difficult climb up the north side of mount Eiger, she was already six months pregnant with her first child, a son, Tom."

"Later, she was also the daughter of Kate, but continued to climb and take on new challenges and adventures."

"in 1995, Alison Hargreaves decided to climb the three highest mountains in the world: Mount Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga, alone, without the help of sherpas, oxygen or fixed ropes which the previous climber left behind."

"The 13 may 1995, ascended to the she summit of Mount Everest peak, world's highest mountains, on the 8 848-metre height, without using the fixed ropes which the previous climber was sitting there."

"As the first woman in history."

"There, up at the top, she sent a greeting via radio to their children: ”I find myself at the highest point of the world and I love you deeply.”"

"She was hailed as a hero when she came home."

"Three months later, on the afternoon of 13 August 1995, she reached the top of the mountain K2 in Pakistan, the world's second highest peak at 8 611 metres."

"Just hours later, she died, and five others, when they on the way down was hit by a storm."

"Alison Hargreaves was only 33 years."

"After his death was criticized and she was called ”selfish”. "

"How could she as a mother to two small children expose themselves to such risks?"

"Something that has not affected her male colleagues who had children."

"And Alison Hargreaves had his family's full support."

"Just as the son, Tom, had now."

"Went in mom's footsteps"

"He never managed to climb together with her mother."

"He was just six years old when she was swept away from the mountainside of the storm."

"But he went in her footsteps."

"Both he and his sister Kate became the mountaineers. "

" Ever since I was ten years old was the only one I wanted to climb. Even before I was born, ascended the I north side of the Eiger, said Tom Ballard in one of his last interviews."

"And now it has happened again."

"Tom Ballard and his friend, the Italian Daniele Nardi, 42, were on their way up Nanga parbat, for example, in Pakistan, the world's ninth highest mountain, 8 of 126 metres high, when they were taken by surprise by a storm with snow, fog and strong winds."

"on Sunday, 24 February they had contact with their team in the base camp."

"Then, they were, after two days of climbing towards the top, at 6 300 meters altitude."

"the Same day, spoke Tom also with his dad, Jim Ballard, writes The Times."

"Then had no further contact with them."

"The last few weeks have Jim Ballard lived through the same nightmare as it was then, in 1995, when his wife disappeared up on the K2."

"– this takes me back to those days. When the news came, there was no helicopter and we couldn't get any to the base camp of K2, " he told The Times last week."

"But, unlike then, when he immediately realized that his wife must have died in the storm, he had this time, anyway a long time the hope that his son would be found alive."

"– From the final call is seven or ten days is not impossible, even if he would be nerkyld and not feel so good, " said Jim Ballard."

"But as the days turned into weeks decreased hope."

" I just ask that Tom had at least managed a difficult pitch and was pleased with himself. If he needs to go so it was so. As with his mother. She had just defeated the K2 and must have felt great when the mountain took her, said Jim Ballard to The Telegraph a few days ago, when hope had begun to run out."

"Called ”Människoätaren”"

"Nanga parbat, for example, is one of the world's hardest and most dangerous mountain to climb."

"It is not for nothing that the locals called ”Devil's mountain” or ”Människoätaren”."

"Through the years, 31 people died when they tried to climb the mountain."

"the Bailout was delayed, both by the severe weather and the escalating conflict between Pakistan and India, but finally you could search along the mountainside."

"From the air discovered the rescue team first, their abandoned tent, half buried in the snow after an avalanche and on Saturday was discovered to the end of their bodies of 5 900 meters of altitude."

"The two dead climbers were found by the Spanish mountaineer Alex Txikon at a remote location, along the route up the mountainside they knew that the two had taken."

"it Rests on a mountain"

"In a statement from the family says Tom Ballard's dad:"

" Our worst fears have come true. The family must now come to terms with this tragic news."

"Left somewhere on the mountain K2 rests Tom Ballard's mother."

"Her body was sighted, but was ever found."

"Now rests with her son on a mountain, not far from there."

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