Despite there being no official word on when Tom Ballard is going to K2 there is a report that he may be going in December. This is Derbyshire website said that he has set December for his attempt on the mountain. The high mountains do not scare him they have reported.
It has been reported that for the last 5 weeks Ballard has been in France training. His sister and dad are there also. In October they say he will head to Switzerland before leaving to attempt K2.
His dad said this about the coming expedition, “We are beginning to look forward to the K2 expedition, especially Tom.”
Ballard wants to be the first person to climb K2 in the winter. No one has climbed any of the 5 8000m mountains in Pakistan in the winter months. Others will be trying other peaks coming up, and maybe the Polish expedition could make an attempt also. He is 21 years old.