/ NEWS: Eleven climbers feared dead on K2
An eyewitness says 25 climbers reached the summit on Friday, but nine were stranded and froze to death after an avalanche swept away their fixed ropes.
K2 Tragedy: Confirmed 8 Dead, At Least 4 Still Missing. K2 Search Cut Back. Hope Begins To Fade-
Update on Yahoo news:
LAST EMERGENCY UPDATE
K2BaseCamp-NL (23.30hr. K2-time 04/08/08)
We are very sorry to inform you that our friend and climbing partner Gerard McDonnell died while descending from K2 Summit. We deeply sympathize with Ger’s family in Ireland and his girlfriend Ann. Our friend Gerard will not return from K2.
In addition we are also sad to inform you that Hugues d’Aubarede died while descending from K2 Summit as already mentioned by other sources. We feel sorry for Hugues’ family.
My sympathies and best wishes to all the relatives and friends of these proud mountaineers...
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