Other teams including two dutch members heard him cry out and ran to help. They managed to get him out hadnt they been so fast, Jose would have been lost." Image of Jose (left) and Carlos courtesy of Carlos Pauner (click to enlarge).
Astronauts assist the two spacewalkers inside the Quest Airlock prior to the beginning of the third spacewalk of STS-121, earlier today. Photo credit: NASA TV (click to enlarge).
File image of Markus Kronthaler, courtesy of his website (click to enlarge).
Summit pictures are arriving after recent successes. Image of Ueli, Hans and Cedric on the summit of GII East, after climbing a new route on its north side, by Ueli Steck, courtesy of Kari Kobler's website (click to enlarge).
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A jet wind hovered over K2 last week sending most Karakorum climbers back to base camps. The death of Markus have had folks on BP to think twice about safety and collaboration. On Everest, Roby Piantoni gave his side of the story regarding Lincoln Hall. In space news; Discovery is cleared for landing with a first attempt Monday.Austrian Markus Kronthaler confirmed lost on Broad Peak Markus Kronthaler, leader of the Austrian team, died out of exhaustion between Friday and Saturday he and climbing mate Sepp Bachmair had...