A hero's tragedy
On August 1, 2008, Limerick man Ger McDonnell became the first Irishman to scale K2, the second- highest mountain in the world. On his descent, tragedy struck, and he was killed.
On August 1, 2008, Limerick man Ger McDonnell became the first Irishman to scale K2, the second-highest mountain (and widely regarded as the toughest climb) in the world. On his descent, tragedy struck, and he was killed, along with other climbers from around the world.
It was just before 8am on August 1, 2008. The weather conditions were perfect for a summit attempt on K2 - little or no wind, light snow underfoot and sunshine. The pre-dawn...
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