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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mountain tiger: a tribute to Tom Ballard

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13/03/2019

Tom Ballard, a prolific and talented British climber, died on Nanga Parbat with his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi. We pay tribute to Tom, the son of another very talented climber who also died in the mountains: Alison Hargreaves.
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Memorial fund for murdered Sherpa

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06/08/2013

A memorial fund has been set up to support the young family of Sona Sherpa, a Sirdar and Climbing Sherpa with Doug Scott’s Community Action Treks, who tragically lost his life at Nanga Parbat base camp, Pakistan.
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Taliban claim responsibility for Nanga Parbat massacre

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24/06/2013

In a widely reported incident, mountaineering in Pakistan's Western Karakoram and Himalaya suffered its worst setback since the effects of 9/11, when a group of terrorists massacred climbers at Nanga Parbat base camp.
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Mazeno Ridge: Sandy Allan and Rick Allen interview

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11/04/2013

Traversing the Mazeno Ridge to the summit of Nanga Parbat (8125m) was one of the outstanding ascents of 2012, and a rare recent success for a British team on an 8,000-metre peak. Katy Dartford talks to Sandy Allan and Rick Allen about their success, and appearing at the Piolets d’Or.
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Everyone’s a winner at the Piolets d’Or (almost)

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09/04/2013

The decision of the jury at the 2013 Piolets d’Or to share the prize among all six shortlisted ascents was surprising, controversial and arguably in the best interests of alpinism. But, as half the organising committee quits, what role will the award have in the future? And should there be such a thing as first prize in mountaineering? Ed Douglas reports.
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Karakoram winter: Laila climbed

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21/02/2013

Although difficult weather conditions have so far shut down teams attempting 8,000m peaks in Pakistan, a Spanish pair have succeeded on the lower Laila Peak above the Ghondogoro Glacier.
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New Rothschild Foundation Awards for mountaineering expeditions

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23/11/2012

Rothschild Foundation Awards are being administered by the Mount Everest Foundation, which was fortunate to receive a one-off grant from the charity to be used towards expedition projects in 2012-2013.
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New Route and Tragedies on Nanga Parbat

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15/07/2009

Sepp Bachmair, Gerfried Goeschl, Hans Goger and Louis Rousseau, part of an Austrian expedition climbing the Standard Kinshofer Route on 8,125m Nanga Parbat, have made an alpine-style ascent of a new route on the Diamir flank of the mountain.
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Messner's Nanga Parbat mystery finally revealed

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19/08/2005

With the discovery on Nanga Parbat of the remains of Günther Messner, Reinhold Messner's brother, one of Himalayan mountaineering's greatest controversies seems to have been resolved.
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