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Fife airman presumed dead after going missing on expedition in Pakistan

Gordon Henderson disappeared on one of the world's highest mountains

A Scottish Royal Air Force Commander who went missing on a major mountain expedition in Pakistan is believed to have died. 

Gordon Henderson, understood to be from Dunfermline, Fife, disappeared on one of the world's highest mountains, Broad Peak, on July 19. 

The Wing Commander was taking part in British Services Mountaineering Expedition. 

The Royal Air Force has now confirmed that the man is presumed dead. 

A spokesperson said: “The Royal Air Force is deeply saddened to announce that Wing Commander Gordon Henderson is missing believed killed on Broad Peak Mountain in Pakistan.

“Wing Commander Henderson went missing on July 19, 2022, whilst participating in the British Services Mountaineering Expedition.

The Scotsman reported an investigation is now underway into the details of the disappearance. 

The British Services Mountaineering Expedition’s Pakistan 2022 was due to cover “the length of the infamous Baltoro Glacier” before travelling to Broad OPeak and K2 base camps. Finally, the team would ascend the Gondogoro La pass at 5600m.

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