Sad news today from the Krakoram: climbers Nisar, Cedric, and Gerfried are presumed lost on Gasherbrum I. Pakistani helicopters and aircrews did multiple flights around the sides of the mountain, to no avail. Their site has been pretty continuously updated through the whole thing, with today’s post noting:
The search flights in Pakistan have recently been completed. Both sides of the mountain were flown by two helicopters. There are no signs of life of the climbers were discovered. It is now seen at the time to face reality. As hard as it falls to us all and they let go, we have no choice.
We really want to thank you all very much, have in recent days, hoping and praying with us.
The press, we ask now, let us in our sorrow and our grief alone.