The search for missing alpinists Gerfried Göschl, Cedric Hählen and Nisar Hussain on Gasherbrum I has been called off. The climbers went missing on March 9th while attempting a new winter route on the South Face of Gasherbrum I and have not been seen since.

The President of the Pakistan Alpine Club, Colonel Manzoor Ahmed who is responsible for the rescue operation, said that, “Army helicopters made another attempt at the 8,048 metre peak on Thursday when weather improved, but they did not spot anyone.” Ahmed added that, “Unfortunately there is no hope left now as they cannot stay there for such a long time so the search has been called off.”

Read more about this situation on Planet Mountain.