K2 2008-09 - Ger McDonnell

Here is a link for anyone who didn't see last nights Ger McDonnell Nationwide special. Recommended viewing with a great insight to Gerards life and how he made a mark on everyone he met. http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1081840
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 13:35

Ger McDonnell Nationwide Special 4th Oct 7pm

RTÉ's Nationwide celebrates local hero Ger McDonnell in special programmeNext Monday night (October 4th) at 7 pm, RTÉ One television will broadcast a special half hour Nationwide programme about the life, achievements and legacy of Kilcornan man, Ger McDonnell - the only Irish person to successfully summit K2 - the…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 12:50

Ger McDonnell Receives Major Rescue Award

Family and Friends are over the moon with the News that Ger will be receiving one of the Top Awards in Mountaineering for his contribution in selflessly helping other fellow mountaineers and in the process making the ultimate sacrifice in loosing his own life in the process. Ger was an…
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:13

Italian K2 pioneer Lino Lacedelli dies

(K2Climb.net) Italian K2 pioneer Lino Lacedelli died on the 20th November, local media reports. After several failed attempts, K2 was finally summited in 1954 by the Italians, Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. There has been a debate about the events that took place on that first climb ever since. The…
Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00

Ger McDonnells anniversary

Picture. Elephant Island Antarctic 2006 in honour of Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean. Pat Falvey, Stephen O Reilly, Clare O Leary and Ger McDonnell.I just cant believe a year has gone by and there has not been one day that I have not thought of Ger. To this day I…
1. Ger McDonnell Memorial Fund2. Ger McDonnell DCU Educational trust1. We would like to bring attention to this memorial fund which has been setup to help the families of the porters killed on K2 in August 2008 and also to provide training to locals whom take on a career as…
Wednesday, 31 December 2008 00:00

Explorers Web team

A link to their tribute to Ger and all who were lost with the unfolding evidence and timelines of the events can be found below...www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=17919
Originally from Kilcornan in County Limerick and a graduate of the DCU School of Electronic Engineering, Gerard McDonnell became the first Irish person to scale K2, on the border between China and Pakistan, when he reached the summit on Friday Aug 1st 2008. Tragically Gerard was involved in a fatal…
Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00

Thanks for messages to Gers family

As the dust settles after the tragic disaster on K2, we would like to thank everyone who expressed their sincerest condolences to the McDonnell family. The condolences book which is being compiled at present will be presented to Ger’s family on completion. If you have not had a chance, and…
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00

Tribute By Clare O Leary

Tribute to Ger by Clare O’ LearyI first met Ger 6 years ago while preparing for an Everest Expedition; a couple of months later we were in Dublin airport, bound for Kathmandu. It was an exciting time and the 6 of us on the team laughed a lot, had great…
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