Monday, August 11, 2008

K2 tragedy


I just discovered that another tragedy took place recently in the mountain climbing circle, not surprisingly this time on dangerous K2, a peak that is reportedly as hard, if not harder, to climb than Everest. It is said that for every three people that reach the K2 summit, one dies trying.

In 1995, Scottish woman mountaineer Alison Hargreaves perished with five others on K2. Hargreaves was an accomplished climber, the first woman to have conquered Everest minus oxygen.

K2 is indeed one harsh mountain as described by Outside magazine in their article "The Mountain of Mountains".

Read about the latest tragedy here.

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