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#NangaParbat Search Expedition Update:2
Hope dies last but no confirmation from Tomek’s family and authorities yet
We must again remind readers and viewers of our page about planning of potential search mission for Polish climber Tomek.
It is confirmed that father of stranded Polish Climbers is in contact with local tour operating organizations/ companies to arrange a search operation including M. Ali Saltoro (Ali himself a very experienced climber and carried our several expeditions with Tomek and Elisabeth ), but he regretted on factual basis. Integration of several factors make such missions very complex and with less chances of initiation;
Bad weather in February
Need of updated climbing gear for an 8000er in winter
Acclimatization of climbers
Fixing of ropes up to last camp
Due to heavy snow, locating the climber a difficult task
More or less a climbing expedition
Majority of the climbing and tour operating organizations in Pakistan particularly Gilgit Baltistan wish to contribute in this humanitarian mission but the prevailing circumstances make the picture very bleak.
We will keep you updated once there is something initiated.