K2 2008-09 - Ger McDonnell

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…
Thursday, 14 August 2008 00:00

Homeward bound

After an official debriefing in Islamabad on Wednesday, Wilco, cas, Jelle and Roeland, Pemba and Mark are on their way home. Also Ger's family, have also arrived home to Ireland safely and are busy organising everything for Sunday's memorial, They are looking forward to meeting all of Ger's friends and…
Monday, 11 August 2008 00:00

Family meets Ger's team in Islamabad

Ger’s family, Wilco, Cas and Pemba met up for a briefing that was arranged by the Irish Embassy in Islamabad. The meeting according to Wilco was impressive, emotional and of course personal and private.
Monday, 11 August 2008 00:00

Tribute to Ger by Pat Falvey

Picture. Pat and Ger fooling on Denali. (c) Clare O Leary“Life begins when your ready to live it.” And Ger McDonnell knew how to live life and made the most of it. Sadly due to a horrific accident on K2 we who love him have lost a Son, a brother,…
Thursday, 07 August 2008 00:00

Names of those who have died on K2 R.I.P

Their Name, Nationality, and Location of death on K2. May they rest in peace and our prays and condolences go to their friends and families. 1 Dren Mandić Serbian Below the Bottleneck Fell during the ascent.2 Jehan Baig Pakistani Below the Bottleneck Fell while trying to recover Dren Mandić's corpse.3…
official update 08:00 am 4th August see below...from co-ordinating center.Captain Azimullah Beg an official Spoke person from Rescue co-ordination center on K2 confirms the following.GILGIT, Pakistan (AFP) — Pakistani army helicopters evacuated two frostbitten mountaineers from K2 and tried to save another Monday after a catastrophic ice fall on the…
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 00:00

K2 BaseCamp 23.30hr K2 time 04/08/08

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:We are very sorry to inform you that our friend and climbing partner Gerard McDonnell died while descending from K2 Summit. We deeply sympathize with Ger’s family in Ireland and his girlfriend Annie. Our friend Gerard will not return from K2.In addition we are also sad to inform you…
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 00:00

Memorial/Celebration details

A celebration of Gerards Life 17th August 2008 1.30pm Kilcornan Community Centre grounds, Co. Limerick. A memorial Mass for people, whos lives were touched by Ger are more than welcome. A Mass will take place along with a musical celebration following the Mass Gers favourite band Kila and Liam O…
Following earlier reports concerning the Norit K2 expedition we would like to inform you that Dutch climbers Wilco van Rooijen and Cas van de Gevel are currently slowly recovering in Skardu where they receive medical treatment. We are relieved to say that their frostbite injuries do not appear to be…
Monday, 04 August 2008 00:00

Up Date 20.30 From Base Camp K2 official

Last Emergency Update K2BaseCamp-NL (23.30hr. K2-time 04/08/08) IMPORTANT MESSAGE: We are very sorry to inform you that our friend and climbing partner Gerard McDonnell died while descending from K2 Summit. We deeply sympathize with Ger?s family in Ireland and his girlfriend Ann. Our friend Gerard will not return from K2.…
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