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Rescuers Wait to Reach K2 Survivor

August 21, 2018
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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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In all, 11 lives were lost in the worst episode on K2 since 13 climbers died over a two-week span in 1986. (New York Times — 6 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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Blinded by the glare off the snow and ice, attempting a perilous descent down K2 to save his life, the Dutch mountaineer came upon three Korean climbers. (MSNBC — 5 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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Helicopters flew to the world’s second-highest mountain, K-2, to rescue a stranded Italian climber after an avalanche at more than 26,250 feet (8,000 meters) left at least nine mountaineers missing and feared dead. (CNN — 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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A delayed climbing schedule looks to have saved an Aussie climberfrom perishing with others in a Himalayas tragedy. – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 4 August, 2008)
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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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