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2008 K2 disaster

The 2008 K2 disaster occurred on 1 August 2008, when 11 mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth. [1]

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Abseiling

Abseiling, also called rappelling, is the controlled descent of a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.

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Acclimatization

Acclimatization (UK also acclimatisation; US also acclimation) is the process in which an individual organism adjusts to a gradual change in its environment (such as a change in temperature, humidity, photoperiod, or pH), allowing it to maintain performance across a range of environmental conditions.

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Alberto Zerain

Alberto Zerain (born August 20, 1961) is a Spanish Basque mountaineer.

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Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, "the altitude bends", or soroche—is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.

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Austria

Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe.

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BBC Online

BBC Online is the brand name and home for the BBC's UK online service.

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Bivouac shelter

A bivouac shelter is any of a variety of improvised camp sites such as those used in scouting and mountain climbing.

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Bottleneck (K2)

The Bottleneck is a location along the South-East Spur, known also as Abruzzi Spur— the most used route to the top of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, in the Karakoram on the Pakistan/China border.

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Cecilie Skog

Cecilie Skog (born August 9, 1974) is a Norwegian adventurer from Ålesund.

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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Couloir

A couloir (a French word meaning "passage" or "corridor"), is a narrow gully with a steep gradient in a mountainous terrain.

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Dutch people

The Dutch (Dutch), occasionally referred to as Netherlanders, a term that is cognate to the Dutch word for Dutch people, "Nederlanders" are a Germanic ethnic group native to the Netherlands.

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Earth

Earth (also the world, in Greek: Gaia, or in Latin: Terra), is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to accommodate life.

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Ed Viesturs

Edmund Viesturs (born June 22, 1959) is a high-altitude mountaineer and corporate speaker.

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Effects of high altitude on humans

The effects of high altitude on humans are considerable.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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Fredrik Ericsson

Fredrik Ericsson (14 March 1975, Sundsvall, Sweden – 6 August 2010, K2) was a Swedish mountaineer and extreme skier.

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Fredrik Sträng

Fredrik Sträng (born March 25, 1977) is a Swedish mountain climber, adventurer and documentary film maker.

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Free solo climbing

Free solo climbing, also known as free soloing, is a form of free climbing and solo climbing where the climber (or free soloist) performs alone and without using any ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment, relying entirely on his or her ability instead.

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Frostbite

Frostbite is the medical condition in which localized damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to freezing.

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Ger McDonnell

Gerard McDonnell (20 January 1971 – 2 August 2008), mountaineer and engineer, was the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth, in August 2008.

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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (born 13 December 1970) is an Austrian mountaineer.

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Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan (Urdu/Shina/Burushaski:, Balti), formerly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan is the northernmost administrative territory of Pakistan.

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Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

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Go Mi-young

Go Mi-Young, (Korean: 고미영, Hanja: 高美英, March 3, 1967 – July 11, 2009) was a South Korean female mountaineer.

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Himalayas

The Himalayas or Himalaya (or; हिमालय, Nepali: हिमालय, Hindi: हिमालय, ہمالیہ; from Sanskrit hima (snow) + ālaya (dwelling), literally meaning "abode of snow") is a mountain range in South Asia and East Asia which separates the Indo-Gangetic Plain from the Tibetan Plateau.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

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Italy

Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

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K2

K2, also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu, and Mount Godwin-Austen (Native Balti name: Chhoghori; Balti/Tibetan script: ཆོ་གོ་རི); Urdu: چھوغوری), is the second highest mountain in the world at, after Mount Everest. It is located on the China-Pakistan border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. With 302 summits and 80 fatalities, about one person dies on the mountain for every four who summit. It is more difficult and hazardous to reach the peak of K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is usually climbed from the Pakistani side. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate (191 summits and 61 fatalities), K2 has never been climbed during winter.

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Karakoram

The Karakoram, or Karakorum (سلسلہ کوہ قراقرم; Balti: ཁརན ཨ ཀུརམ, Uyghur), is a large mountain range spanning the borders between Pakistan, India and China, located in the regions of Gilgit–Baltistan (Pakistan), Ladakh (India), and southern Xinjiang (China).

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (Қазақстан.), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe.

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Kibibyte

The kibibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for quantities of digital information.

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List of books about K2

The following is a list of books about K2, a mountain in the Karakorum Range between Pakistan and China, listed by expedition date: 1887 - British - Younghusband.

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List of deaths on eight-thousanders

The eight-thousanders are the 14 mountains that rise more than above sea level; they are all in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges.

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List of highest mountains

There are at least 109 mountains with elevations greater than above sea level.

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain.

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Mountain

A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak.

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Mountain range

A mountain range (also mountain barrier/belt/chain/system) is a geographic area containing numerous geologically related mountains.

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Mountaineering

The term mountaineering describes the sport of mountain climbing, including ski mountaineering.

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Nat Geo People

Nat Geo People and Nat Geo People HD, formerly known as Adventure One (A1) and National Geographic Adventure (commonly abbreviated to Nat Geo Adventure), is a subscription TV channel part of National Geographic Channels International and 21st Century Fox.

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Nepal

Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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Pakistan

Pakistan (or; پاكستان ALA-LC), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان ALA-LC), is a sovereign country in South Asia.

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Pakistan Armed Forces

The Pakistan Armed Forces (پاک مُسَلّح افواج, Musallah Afwaj-e-Pakistan) are the military forces of Pakistan.

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Photokeratitis

Photokeratitis or ultraviolet keratitis is a painful eye condition caused by exposure of insufficiently protected eyes to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from either natural (e.g. intense sunlight at high altitudes) or artificial (e.g. the electric arc during welding) sources.

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Poland

Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.

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Republic of Ireland

Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland.

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Rolf Bae

Rolf Bae (9 January 1975 – 1 August 2008) was a Norwegian Arctic adventurer and mountaineer.

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Satellite phone

A satellite telephone, satellite phone, or satphone is a type of mobile phone that connects to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites.

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Self-arrest

Self-arrest is a technique employed in mountaineering, in which a climber who has fallen and is sliding down a snow or ice covered slope arrests the slide by themselves without recourse to a rope or other belay system.

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Serac

A serac (originally from Swiss French sérac) is a block or column of glacial ice, often formed by intersecting crevasses on a glacier.

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Serbia

Serbia (Србија, Srbija), officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија, Republika Srbija), is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

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Sherpa people

Sherpa (Tibetan: "eastern people", from shar "east" + pa "people") are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas.

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Skardu

Skardu (Urdu:, Balti: སྐརདུ་་ from Tibetan (Balti): skar rdo སྐར་རྡོ་ — "star stone, meteorite") is a town and capital of Skardu District, in Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (lit. The Republic of Great Han; ROK), and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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Spain

Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.

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Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County

Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County (sometimes spelled Tashkorgan, Taxkorgan, Taj Qurghan, etc.) is one of the counties of Kashgar Prefecture in western Xinjiang, China.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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The Summit (film)

The Summit is a 2012 documentary film about the 2008 K2 disaster, directed by Nick Ryan.

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Thuraya

Thuraya (الثريا), from the Arabic name for the constellation of the Pleiades, "Thurayya", is a regional mobile satellite phone provider.

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Traverse (climbing)

A traverse is a lateral move or route when climbing; going mainly sideways rather than up or down.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Xinjiang

Xinjiang (Shinjang), officially Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is an autonomous region of China in the northwest of the country.

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1986 K2 disaster

The 1986 K2 disaster refers to a period from 6 August to 10 August 1986, when five mountaineers died on K2 in the Karakoram during a severe storm.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_K2_disaster

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