Italian survivor of K2 disaster reaches base camp

Italian survivor of K2 disaster reaches base camp – NY

After a painful descent on frostbitten feet, the last survivor of the mounteering disaster that killed 11 climbers on K2 reached base camp Tuesday as cloud and snow prevented a helicopter rescue.

Frostbitten Italian survivor reaches K2 base camp | Reuters

Aug 05, 2008 · ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Hobbling on frostbitten feet, an Italian climber walked down to K2 base camp on Tuesday after heavy mists ruled out an airlift for the last survivor of the worst disaster …

Final K2 survivor reaches base camp `happy to be alive

The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet yesterday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain until today.

K2 avalanche survivor reaches base camp | The Star

Limping through ice on frostbitten feet, the last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 climbers on K2 reached base camp Tuesday as clouds and snow prevented a helicopter rescue.

K2: Survivors Recount Tragedy – Alpinist.com

The last known survivor of the disastrous ice avalanche on the upper flanks of K2 has descended to base camp (read the August 1 and August 4, 2008 NewsWires regarding the tragedy). With the assistance of an American mountaineer and two Sherpas, Italian climber Marco Confortola was able to reach base camp and is currently awaiting helicopter rescue.

Last Survivor of K2 Avalanche Reaches Base Camp | Fox News

Aug 05, 2008 · After a painful descent on frostbitten feet, the last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 climbers on K2 reached base camp Tuesday as cloud and snow prevented a helicopter rescue.

Climber reaches camp after K2 disaster

A frostbitten Italian climber has limped into K2 base camp after an ice fall that killed 11 others but it is too cloudy for helicopters to evacuate him.

Last K2 Survivor Rescued At Base Camp – CBS News

Limping through ice on frostbitten feet, the last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 climbers on K2 reached base camp Tuesday as cloud and snow prevented a helicopter rescue.

BBC NEWS | South Asia | K2 survivor: Companions all dead

The last known survivor of a mountaineering disaster on the world’s second highest peak has reached base camp, saying his companions are dead. Italian Marco Confortola is being cared for by a rescue party and waiting for a helicopter to reach them on K2.

Death or glory: The truth about K2 | The Independent

Van Rooijen and Gevel are picked up from the base camp by separate helicopters and flown to the northern Pakistani town of Skardu, where they are taken to hospital.

Last survivor of avalanche on K2 reaches base camp

Aug 06, 2008 · Last survivor of avalanche on K2 reaches base camp August 06, 2008 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him …

‘Just Pure Stupidity’: Eleven Climbers Die in K2 Disaster

Agostino Da Polenza, head of the Ev-K2-CNR mountaineering group, told Reuters that Confortola had reached the base camp by Monday night local time, where he will most likely spend the night.

K2 – Wikipedia

Near the memorial to the climbers, who have died on K2, above Base Camp on the south spur, thin impure marbles with quartzites and mica schists, called the Gilkey-Puchoz sequence, are interbanded within the orthogneisses.

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