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2008-08-05 18:00:12

By Stephen Graham ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Blinded by the glare off the snow and ice, attempting a perilous descent down K2 to save his life, the Dutch mountaineer came upon three Korean climbers. One sat dazed. Another held a rope. The third was suspended at the other end, hanging upside down. "They were trying to survive," the Dutch mountaineer, Wilco van Rooijen, recalled Monday, "but I had also to survive because I was getting snow blind." He said he offered help but they declined,...

2008-08-05 09:00:19

By Stephen Graham Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A helicopter plucked two frostbitten Dutch climbers from K2 on Monday after an avalanche and exposure left at least 11 people presumed dead on the world's second-highest mountain. An Italian who was also stranded made his way down the slope with a rescue team after telling a colleague, "I am surely not going to give up now." One of the rescued men, Wilco Van Rooijen, blamed mistakes in preparation for the final ascent -- not just...

2008-08-05 06:00:14

By Jane Perlez and Salman Masood Michael Wilson contributed reporting from New York. * At least 11 climbers died on K2, the world's second-highest mountain, after an avalanche struck them on a steep gully at a height of about 8,200 meters, just below the summit, the Pakistani military said Monday. Three of those killed were Nepalese, three were South Korean, two were Pakistani, one was Spanish, one was French and one was Irish, a military spokesman, Major Farooq Feroz Khan, said by...

2008-08-05 00:00:11

By Andrew Buncombe Asia Correspondent AN ITALIAN climber who fought the twin perils of exhaustion and freezing temperatures on the world's deadliest mountain was last night rescued as he struggled alone in darkness down the slopes of K2. While authorities said they believed 11 other climbers perished on the peak known as "Killer Mountain" over the weekend, they confirmed that a rescue team had found Marco Confortola late yesterday evening and were escorting him down the slopes. His hands...

2008-07-14 12:00:30

IRVINE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Network (http://www.k2network.net/), one of today's most popular free-to-play online game publishers for gaming enthusiasts, announces a development partnership with Boomzap Ltd. K2 Network and Boomzap have entered into a co-development partnership on a yet unannounced social gaming title. This new IP will be available in early 2009 and marks the beginning of K2 Network expanding its industry presence into the development of original titles. The...


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