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Aug 16, 2006, 7:42 PM
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Avalanche Causes Havoc On K2
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Four Russian climbers from a party of ten are missing after being caught in an avalanche while retreating from bad weather k2climb.net
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There is an update to the story on [urlhttp://www.k2climb.net/news.php?id=14935]K2climb.net


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Aug 16, 2006, 8:37 PM
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Very sad news. My sympathies to their families.

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Aug 17, 2006, 4:03 AM
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Sad indeed!

However, a small correction:

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And finally, there is not a single woman alive today that has stood atop the summit of K2. Every successful female climber has perished, most in climbing related accidents.

Out of 8 women, 3 are still alive. See this thread: http://www.rockclimbing.com/topic/66707
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http://www.everestnews.com/sumk2.htm

I think my info is out of date...I was not aware of more recent female successes on K2.

This is an awesome (and recent) k2climb.net article about two of the women:

http://www.k2climb.net/news.php?id=10310

Thanks for making me aware of these recent, spectacular female feats. :righton:


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