K2 2008-09 - Ger McDonnell

Sunday, 03 August 2008 00:00

Update on K2 3rd August

Update 3rd August 9 PM Irish time 10 climbers now feared dead on K2 including our beloved Ger McDonnell. We pray for the spirit and soul of Ger. May he rest in peace. Ger's family issues heart rendering statement. see below Update below on climbers that are missing. 3 climbers…
Sunday, 03 August 2008 00:00

Rescue report 3rd August 9pm..

Update 3rd August 9 PM Irish time 10 climbers now feared dead on K2 including our beloved Ger McDonnell. We pray for the spirit and soul of Ger. May he rest in peace.Ger's family issues heart rendering statement. see below Update below on climbers that are missing. 3 climbers die…
At last as climbers descend we have our first official report back...Reported 4th August 08 am Pat Falvey Reported to (AFP) 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…
Sunday, 03 August 2008 00:00

3rd August factual report from K2

Break of morning on K2. Disaster unfolding. 06 Am Irish time Reports back from K2 confirms following. All surviving climbers at camp 4 are moving down. We will not rest until they reach base camp. Climbers exhausted and suffering from altitude and been over 8000 meters for over three days.…
We are extremely proud of the many heroic and brave achievements of our son and brother Gerard.He brought honour not only to us his family, but the whole country when he became the first Irish man to summit K2 on Friday last.The last few days have been a roller coaster…
Monday, 04 August 2008 00:00

Bio - Ger McDonnell

Bio in brief Ger McDonnell.Gerard McDonnell 37 is out on K2 for his second attempt. Reached summit on Friday 1 August 1st Irish person to have reached it’s lofty peak. He is climbing with the Dutch team under the leadership of Wilco one of the worlds top expedition leaders. He…
K2BaseCamp-NL (08.50 hr. K2-time)04;00 Ireland.First light to hit the mountain it can be confirmed that.... WILCO IS ALIVE AND IN C3 WITH PEMBA AND CAS. RESCUE FROM K2BC IS IN PROGRESS. WE ARE BUSY ORGANIZING AND COMMUNICATING. WILCO IS ALLRIGHT, EXHAUSTED BUT HE SOUNDS GOOD. ONLY PROBLEMS WITH FEET.K2 base…
Sunday, 03 August 2008 00:00

Rolf Bae, We are in shock.

0.28 AM 3rd August.It is with great sadness that I have received the news from Dave Bolger in Norway that our good friend and climbing partner Rolf Bae has been taken in a tragic accident on K2. One of the worlds top explorers, have been taken from us, Rolf was…
Saturday, 02 August 2008 00:00

Summary updates on rescue from K2

Summary of updates on K2From explorers web http://www.k2climb.net/news.php?id=17458It is now past midnight on K2’Summary.Stranded Climbers have now been about 8000 meters for 3 nights and family and friends are becoming more concerned. There is many confusing reports from the mountain but here in Ireland we are optimistic that positive news…
Saturday, 02 August 2008 00:00

Some good new Breaking from K2

Good News Marco Confortola is 'found' and at camp 4 , 2 Sherpas are there giving him oxygen and medicine. This information is from his climber partner who is now in K2 base camp. Fredrik Strang is one of the climbers up high helping. He is on Mike Ferris's expedition…
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