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Note: Hargreaves son, Tom Ballard died climbing in Pakistan in March.

Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Tom posted this picture in February, with Daniele Nardi in the background, The huge mountain in the ninth highest in the world but is still smaller than the deadly K2 nearby, Tom Ballard is described as an experienced climber, A helicopter has now joined the search for Tom who went missing on Sunday, Tom, left, and Daniele were just 6,000ft from the summit when they went missing, Alison Hargreaves with her two children Kate, left, and Tom, right, who has now vanished, Nanga Parbat is dubbed the 'Killer Mountain' for the death toll of climbers, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The Queen was 'worried' when her two direct heirs contracted COVID-19 but Prince William 'coped pretty well... Melania's hairstylist says she's she is 'funny, warm and intelligent' in private and claims that the First... Make mine a quarantini! 'I think I need to climb mountains, it’s inside. Tom's anxious dad, Jim Ballard, told The Times yesterday that the search has brought back memories of his wife's death on K2 in 1995. On board was a team of rescuers led by experienced climber Ali Sadpara who has been involved in previous missions to save stranded mountaineers. Tom's father, Jim Ballard, said that his wife would have been proud of their son. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices.

Praying for a speedy and positive outcome. By Tamara Abraham for MailOnline Updated: 17:32 GMT, 8 March 2010.

Now her son Tom Ballard, one of … It is widely regarded as one of the greatest mountaineering accomplishments ever. Thank you to Pak Army for assistance.”. He said: "This takes me back to those days. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Tom Ballard is an accomplished climber - who is now missing. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map.

Weather still conducive to search. ', But he rejected any notion that his son had been pushed into climbing: 'I never have encouraged him, but any parent should support their children in their ambitions,' he said. Melbourne Gold Cup knock back the drinks as they let their hair down at events... Jacqueline Wilson says that 'anybody reading between the lines' in early Tracy Beaker books can see that her... Grandmother whose 'clown' nose cyst 'glows like a beacon' has it popped during a stomach-churning procedure... 'He looks like a Dulux dog!' Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Tom Ballard was just six years old when his mother died while attempting to climb the world's second-highest mountain, K2. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Tom Ballard's mum, Alison Hargreaves, was the first woman to conquer Mount Everest unaided.

Years before she died on the descent from K2, famed mountaineer Alison Hargreaves climbed the soaring Eiger with her son Tom Ballard in her womb. Ballard, who has been a keen climber since he was a child, has moved from his home in Fort William, Scotland, to the Swiss Alps in preparation for the expedition. In August 1995, just months after setting the record, she was killed as she returned from the top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain, at the age of 33. I would still then travel around in a car,' he said. A helicopter and rescue team have been searching for the missing climber on Pakistan's "killer mountain", but all that has been found so far is a snow-covered tent. 'It is such a compelling story for this young, very talented mountaineer to return to the mountain which killed his mother, and of course Alison is still out there,' he said. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Mr Ballard is the son of famed British climber Alison Hargreaves who became the first woman to climb Mount Everest unaided in 1995 but died … Tom Ballard, 30, and his companion Daniele Nardi, 42, have not been heard of since last Sunday when they were 20,000ft up Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. Now, Alison Hargreaves'  21-year-old son is training to scale the same 28,000ft peak. The mountain, which is significantly more difficult than Everest to climb, is located on the border of Pakistan and China. The rescue team has now found a tent as well as evidence of an avalanche. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Ballard, 30, is an avid climber and son of Alison Hargreaves, who made history in 1995 when she became the first woman to climb Mount Everest unaided. In a recent interview Tom said: “Since I was ten all I wanted to do was climb.

Tribute: Tom Ballard, pictured aged 14, is to follow in his late mother's footsteps by attempting to climb K2.

Mr Ballard, 30, originally from Belper in Derbyshire, is the son of Alison Hargreaves, who died descending from the summit of K2 in 1995 - the same year she became the first woman to … Ballard will continue from there alone using hand-held and helmet cameras. Not just a mother passing on her passion, not just a mountaineer bagging peaks, Alison Hargreaves was a total and complete badass. University Challenge viewers are distracted by host Jeremy Paxman's 'floppy... Will you meow-ry me? British man proposes to Chicago woman who flew to London to spend lockdown with him... And that's why you don't miss flying! ", In his last Facebook post on February 19 he wrote: “Basecamp life is becoming almost like a holiday while we wait for that elusive weather window.”, Alton Towers closes indefinitely due to lockdown despite planned Christmas events, Supermarket lockdown rules at Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, LIVE updates - US election too close to call as Trump surges in battlegrounds, Pubs WILL be able to serve takeaway pints in lockdown with new legal loophole, I'm mortgage-free at 35 & once paid for a £1.2k supermarket shop with coupons, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. The comments below have been moderated in advance. Inspiration: Alison Hargreaves, who was swept off K2 during a descent in 1995, pictured a year before her death with children Kate (left) and Tom (right).

When Alison Hargreaves reached the peak of Mount Everest on May 13, 1995, she sent a radio message to her son and daughter: “To Tom and Kate, my dear children, I … View our online Press Pack. “Ali Sadpara is on board. Her body was never found.

Mountaineer Alison Hargreaves pictured in October 1988 holding her four-day-old son Tom at Black Rock overlooking the Derbyshire countryside.

'She would still be nervous for me, but I think she would be proud and happy that I was doing what I want to do. Terrill, who remained close with the family since making the documentary Alison’s Last Mountain in 1995, said that mountain-climbing was in Ballard's blood. Tom is an experienced mountaineer and the son of adventurer Alison Hargreaves, who was the first woman to scale Mount Everest alone, without bottled oxygen. 'Maybe initially she would have been against it, but then she would realise that I like doing what she liked doing, so she would see the parallels and probably enjoy it for that.

"The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Even before I was born I climbed the North Face of the Eiger. Hargreaves, who was the first woman to climb Everest solo, without the aid of oxygen, and the first person to climb all the north faces of the Alps alone in a single season, was an inspiration to many thousands of women. Jim said: "From the last phone call, seven to ten days is not unreasonable, even though he might be cold and not feeling too well.". 'It’s no different to if she had died in a car crash. Nanga Parbat earned its nickname after dozens of climbers fell to their deaths while on the slopes. When the news broke, there was no helicopter and we couldn't get one to the base camp at K2.". He spoke to the paper following allegations that a helicopter flight to transport a search team was delayed on Friday over payment demands by the operator. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, PrettyLittleThing - Offers on women's clothing, Get inspired by the newest styles and offers, Click through for ASOS promo codes this Autumn, Spend less with Missguided's exclusive codes, Treat yourself to offers on make-up and accessories, Check out the latest Wayfair sale to save on furniture, For my darling Mummy: Touching video tribute by daughter who launched website dedicated to her dying mother, Experts capture 'murder hornet' queens after returning to clear nest, Armed police hunt for reported attackers along Vienna's streets, London: Men wield knives at confrontation on Edgware Road, Joe Biden has series of awkward gaffes at rally with Barack Obama, Loyal Golden Retriever reunites with her owners after losing them, 'Hoping for second miracle': Kate Garraway on Derek's ICU battle, King of Thailand 'loves' pro-democracy protesters demonstrating, Michael Gove gets rules about lockdown sports wrong in Q&A, Florida man protesting Trump gets punched by cops, Ivanka Trump praises her father and urges Wisconsins to vote, Moment gunshots are fired near synagogue in Vienna, Dramatic moment rescuers pull girl from earthquake rubble.

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