Climbing Accident On K2 8/3/08

7:16 p.m. on August 3, 2008 (EDT)
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Heard about this on the radio this afternoon. 9 dead, others missing. It's a shame. My condolences to the families.

8:13 a.m. on August 4, 2008 (EDT)
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11:58 p.m. on August 4, 2008 (EDT)
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The New York Times had a fairly big story and a follow-up. I think the follow-up mentioned that several climbing sites had details. This is a big accident from what I read, including stranding some climbers above the point where the avalanche took out the fixed ropes.

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