Sunday November 1, 2020

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.

24th March, 2012
2
Ger McDonnell. Photo: Wilco van Rooijen

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 10 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 5 years ago