Warwick student feared dead on 19,000ft Andes mountain

The maths student has been missing for nearly two weeks after setting out to tackle the mountain alone.

A Warwick student is feared dead after disappearing while climbing a mountain in the Andes, Peru.

Maths student Thomas Jagger has been missing for 12 days since deciding to climb the mountain alone.

The 22-year-old was last seen attempting to reach the summit of Nevado Pisco in the morning of 25th July.

Jagger, a keen mountaineer, decided to take on the mountain alone after his climbing partner was taken ill and was reported missing two days later.

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The student decided to scale the mountain solo

A climber who saw Thomas on the morning he went missing said: “He was supposed to summit and return on that same day, the 25th.

“Another climber saw his sleeping bag still at the Moraine Camp the following day.

“We suspect that he might have fallen into a crevasse. This all seems like a nightmare.”

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Thomas was a climbing enthusiast

The Foreign Office said: “We were notified on July 27 that a British national, Thomas Jagger, has been reported missing in Huaraz, Peru.

“We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time.”

Thomas’ family said: “Tom was a much-loved son, brother and friend and we wish to be given time to come to terms with what has happened.”

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