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Death on the K2: What really happened?

28/08/2023 09:09 PM | Click to read full article

In the darkness, more than 150 men and women advanced warily through the ice. They had a small window. Near the front of the pack was the Norwegian climber Kristin Harila. By sunrise, she and her guide, Tenjen "Lama" Sherpa, would become the fastest people to reach the world's 14 tallest peaks. Then there was Mohammad Hassan. They would find him upside down that night, dangling at 27,000 feet. His death would shake the mountaineering industry in the weeks to come and eventually make headlines worldwide.