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2008-08-05 13:47:03
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K2 Accident
This is the beginning of the bottleneck on K2 where our fellow Irishman and mountaineer Ger McDonnell lost his life after his successfull summit of K2. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

The disaster happened when a serac (pillar of ice) broke away in a steep gully known as the Bottleneck near the summit and swept away fixed lines used by the mountaineers as they made their descent on Friday. These fixed ropes are used by tired climbers as a handrail to the safety of the lower sections of the mountain and the safety of camp 4. About 12 people, including Gerard got stuck either above the traverse or above the Bottleneck. The 5 climbers spotted at top of bottle neck after the ice fall, which is above 8000 meters, knew they could not survive in the death Zone and tried to get down the icy slopes of the Bottle Neck unsuccessfully and died. 10 other mountaineers also lost their lives. They included three South Koreans, two Nepalis, two Pakistanis, a Serbian, a Norwegian and a Frenchman.

There is further information on the Norit K2 Expedition website: http://www.noritk2.nl/index.php and also on pat falvey's website:
http://www.patfalvey.com/viewnews.php?id=43
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