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  K2 2006: K2 2006 – Four climbers are reportedly missing after an Avalanche on the Pakistani side of the mountain.


Copyright© Billy Pierson

Update 8/14/2006: Four climbers are reportedly missing after an Avalanche on the Pakistani side of the mountain. The Russians and at least one Polish climber was were still climbing. It is unclear as to who is missing. The Irish climber is free on the Avalanche. Stay tuned and hope for the best...

Update 8/9/2006: The Russians appears to have headed back up to camp 3 and waiting to move their move... GOT TO HEAD UP OR DOWN SOON...

Earlier Update as Hanif predicted the clouds have moved in. The Russians appear to be holding, but they will need to go up or down....The Japanese are still up high. They will need to come down.... It is unknown the status of the Canada team on the Chinese Side on K2.

Update 8/03/2006: As others turn around, we are told the Russians are in their summit push. The Japanese summits are confirmed with Tatsuya Aoki (21) claming to become the youngest person ever to scale K2. Other summiting include Yuka Komatsu (first Japanese woman)

Update 8/01/2006: It is unknown the status of the Canada team on the Chinese Side on K2. If anyone has more information please e-mail us.

On the Pakistan Side the Japanese are rumored to have summited, but this is NOT confirmed. One member of the ATP expedition, Ger McDonnell, was hurt by getting hit in the head with a rock and was taken to Skardu, where he is said to be OK...

Others including Wilco are at Camp 3 trying to decide if to go for it or not....

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