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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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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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Survivor of K2 disaster reaches camp
Survivor of K2 disaster reaches camp

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 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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Rescuers airlift two mountaineers to safety from K2, but wereunable to reach an Italian stranded by an ice fall that killed 11men on the world’s second highest peak. (Sydney Morning Herald — 5 August, 2008)
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Helicopters flew to K-2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on Monday to try to rescue a climber stranded after an avalanche at more than 26,250 feet left at least nine missing and feared dead. (MSNBC — 4 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, and one of the worst disasters in mountaineering history. (New York Times — 6 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 avalanche struck the climbers on a gully just below the summit of K-2, the worlds second highest mountain. (New York Times — 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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