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    2008 K2 Tragedy

    My wife said Nat Geo had a new program on last night on the 2008 K2 tragedy. Anybody see it?

    She said she recorded it for me.
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    2008? Tragedy? Wasn't that the day the Constitution died?




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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    2008? Tragedy? Wasn't that the day the Constitution died?
    Nope. That day was October 26, 2001. At least IMHO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    Nope. That day was October 26, 2001. At least IMHO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoot Gibson View Post
    That will have them scratching their heads and hooking up "Google"

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    Not Borneo's but good a glimpse into the world of 8000+ meter climbing. This is a different but interesting Nat Geo climbing documentary. Many others like "Mountain Men,The Ghosts of K2" 49 minute BBC documentary, "K2, The Mountain Line" some 43 minutes as well as "K2 Expedition 2008 Triumph and Tragedy", only 12+ minutes; all on Utube plus many more . Thanks
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    That was interesting Fred. Lucky for me my wife taped the new one. I will have to watch it this weekend. Generally I don't go in for that stuff much, but that particular event took the lives of some of my team mates from our unsuccessful '06 bid.
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    I imagine you would be seriously melancholy to relive the demise of those close to you. Understand team members share a unique bond beyond anything I could ever imagine. Belated sorrow for your loss.
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    Surprisingly not. Those were tough men and women. Everyone knew the risks. The dead bodies were there to see, even in '06. I have only good memories. I did take the loss of our team member Joel Brupacher on Manaslu a bit hard, wonderful, young, vibrant woman. Hard as nails. I remember her stopping on K2 and smoking a damb cigarette...those Swiss climber gals, none like them.
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    For those who curious here is a brief summary of the 2008 accident and a peek into Borneo's world.. Makes our everyday lives seem pretty tame by comparison.
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