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THE RUNAWAY CLIMBERS: HOW THE 2008 K2 DISASTER UNFOLDED Jun Kilim 2014 New
By Kilim, Jun
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US, 2014, 1st edition 239 pp, photos. Paperback, New (only edition). This book is sub-titled Part 1. However, Part 2 is online only. 

The author states: Almost everything you’ve heard, read and seen about the 2008 K2 disaster is wrong. The truth has never been uncovered although more than 12 books have been written, and three DVDs and one movie made, about the disaster. The truth hides within cover-ups by different teams. 

False testimonies and the teams’ false reports are a disaster within the disaster... This book explains: - How the climbing went - How the 2008 K2 Disaster unfolded - How the mysteries were created. The Runaway Climbers: How The 2008 K2 Disaster Unfolded is part one of two books on the tragedy. The second book, The Runaway Climbers: What Really Happened on the 2008 K2 Slope is coming soon and will reveal much more.

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The 2008 K2 disaster occurred on 1 August 2008, when 11 mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth. Three others were seriously injured. The series of deaths, over the course of the Friday ascent and Saturday descent, was the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering. 

Some of the specific details remain uncertain, with different plausible scenarios having been given about different climbers' timing and actions, when reported later via survivors' eyewitness accounts or via radio communications of climbers who died (sometimes minutes) later in the course of events on K2 that day.

The main problem was reported as an ice avalanche occurring at an area known as "the Bottleneck", which destroyed many of the climbers' rope lines. However, two climbers died on the way up to the top prior to the avalanche. Among the dead were people from France, Ireland, South Korea, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, and Serbia.

There were no summits in 2009 and 2010, during which the renowned skier Fredrik Ericsson fell to his death in the Bottleneck.[48] K2's summit was not reached again until 23 August 2011, when Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (Austria), Maxut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov (Kazakhstan), and Darek Zaluski (Poland) topped out via the North Pillar.




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