Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hard decisions on K2

Crazy story.  The death zone of a mountain is the part so high that it cannot sustain human life.  Your body loses oxygen faster than it can replace it by breathing.  Some time in 2008, after 8pm, 10 climbers were stuck in the death zone of K2 when their ropes were all lost during a serac slide.  Some bivouacked, and some descended without ropes in the darkness. 


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