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UKC News - on 04 Aug 2008
Eleven climbers have died in north Pakistan trying to scale the world's second-highest peak, K2, reports say.

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.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=08&year=2008#n45237
UKC News - on 04 Aug 2008
In reply to UKC News:

K2 Tragedy: Confirmed 8 Dead, At Least 4 Still Missing. K2 Search Cut Back. Hope Begins To Fade-

http://skinnymoose.com/adventurist/2008/08/04/k2-tragedy-confirmed-8-dead-at-least-4-still-missing-k...
Toby S - on 04 Aug 2008
Marc C - on 04 Aug 2008
mieke on 04 Aug 2008 - 5353EBE4.cable.casema.nl
In reply to UKC News:

http://www.humanedgetech.com/expedition/norit/

LAST EMERGENCY UPDATE

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K2BaseCamp-NL (23.30hr. K2-time 04/08/08)

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
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.


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My sympathies and best wishes to all the relatives and friends of these proud mountaineers...

Cy Kaicener on 04 Aug 2008 - 66-53-220-113.stkn.mdsg-pacwest.com
In reply to UKC News:
Here is an August 4th update from basecamp at k2 by Pat Falvey
http://www.patfalvey.com/viewnews.php?id=43

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