Rescues and Tragedy on K2 Summit

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)
Prayers are with all, as a beautiful day turns deadly for up to 11 climbers... An accurate turn of events found here:
The list: of K2 dead

Image: Galen Rowell -K2 (Nat Geo) -Video Update

A Brave Pakistani Porter and Sherpa, lost their Lives in rescue: Story.
(Names are being held.)
-Pakistan helicopter rescues details : G4 Updated: Here.

Note: Chhiring Sunny Mountain Chogori Expedition summited K2; and are helping in rescue effort... Read more. It is long known that the summit windows at K2 are extremely narrow; and appear & then disappear...

Image Caption (above): Second only to Mount Everest in height, K2 attracts hordes of climbers intent on conquering the 28,251-foot (8,611-meter) peak in the Himalaya. Also called Mount Godwin Austen, Dapsang, and Chogori, K2 is part of the Himalaya's Karakoram Range.

Today's Links... (unrelated to K2)
I'm reminded of Peak Freaks... #
-by Tim Rippel
A gripping story of the challenges, the exercise of strength... Peak Freaks is known to climb for many charities... Climber's physical test is like no other.

And Wow! -From Peak-freaks: Back in (windy?) May.
Helicopter crash Makalu Base Camp (none injured)

View Video: Storm Over Everest, May 13 | PBS
Precision timing is everything... View Video.

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