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Two climbers missing on ‘Killer Mountain’ Nanga Parbat presumed dead

ISLAMABAD: Two climbers missing on a treacherous peak in northern Pakistan known as "Killer Mountain" are now presumed dead and the rescue operation has been called off, officials said on Saturday. The two climbers, Alberto Zerain, a Spanish alpinist, and Mariano Galvan, an Argentinian national, went missing while attempting to summit the 8,125 meter peak Nanga Parbat. "The search and rescue operation for the two missing alpinists has been called off as a rescue team failed to locate them this morning," said Muhammad…

Two alpinists go missing on ‘Killer Mountain’ Nanga Parbat

ISLAMABAD: Two alpinists, a Spaniard and an Argentinian, have gone missing while attempting to summit a peak in northern Pakistan nicknamed "Killer Mountain", mountaineering experts said on Tuesday. "Alberto Zerain, a Spanish alpinist, and Mariano Galvan, an Argentinian national, went missing while trying to climb Nanga Parbat," the world’s ninth highest mountain, said Alpine Club of Pakistan spokesman Karrar Haidri. Muhammad Iqbal, owner of Summit Karakorum, the tour operating company that had arranged the climb, said…