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July 29, 2018
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MARK SHEEN was bitterly disappointed there was no room for him in the tent when his fellow mountaineers set off for the summit of K2, the world’s second-tallest mountain. (Sydney Morning Herald — 5 August, 2008)
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The Pakistani military launched a rescue operation after an avalanche struck a group of climbers on a gully at a height of nearly 27,000 feet on the worlds second-highest mountain. (New York Times — 4 August, 2008)
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An avalanche struck the climbers on a gully at a height of nearly 27,000 feet, just below the summit of the worlds second highest peak. (New York Times — 4 August, 2008)
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An Italian man still stranded on K2 has dragged himself down to an advanced base camp, but rescue helicopters were unable to reach him early Tuesday due to bad weather. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster ever to hit the world’s second-highest peak was rescued by helicopter Wednesday, nearly five days after the tragedy, a Pakistani army spokesman said. (MSNBC — 6 August, 2008)
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Limping through ice on frostbitten feet, the last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 climbers on K2 reached base camp Tuesday as clouds and snow prevented a helicopter rescue. (MSNBC — 6 August, 2008)
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At least nine mountaineers died near the summit of K2 in theHimalayas when a huge chunk of ice sheared off the mountain and hitthem, and several more climbers were missing, Pakistani touroperators said on Sunday. (Sydney Morning Herald — 4 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Days after 11 climbers were killed on K2, a frost-bitten Italian man was seen stumbling down the world’s second highest mountain on Monday in the hope of being airlifted to safety.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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