'Climbing just feels natural'
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Tom Ballard: 'Climbing just feels natural'

A British mountaineer who died while climbing in Pakistan told the BBC in 2010 that "climbing was an extension of myself".

Tom Ballard and Italian climber Daniele Nardi were confirmed dead after "silhouettes" spotted on Nanga Parbat were identified as the mountaineers.

Mr Ballard, originally from Belper, Derbyshire, said in 2010 that "climbing feels natural".

His mother, Alison Hargreaves, was the first woman to climb Everest unaided and without supplementary oxygen.

You can see this BBC Inside Out story in full via iPlayer.

  • 12 Mar 2019