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Sadly it has been confirmed by the leader of the Russian team and their Liaison Officer that the missing 4 Russian climbers died as a result of the avalanche on Sunday, reports Banjo Bannon's home team.

K2 update - Tragedy Confirmed

Posted: Aug 15, 2006 01:34 pm EDT

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This just in from Banjo Bannons Home Team:"Banjo, Jacek and the remaining three Russian climbers have arrived in Base Camp after an emotional and exhausting descent from Camp 3. Sadly it has been confirmed by the leader of the Russian team and their Liaison Officer that the missing 4 Russian climbers died as a result of the avalanche on Sunday.""Further information from Banjo is that at least one of the climbers was on the summit which was about 50 feet away from him when the avalanche struck.""Banjo would like to extend his...

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