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Full moon over Nanga Parbat BC.
Image by Matteo Zanga courtesy Matteo Zanga - Nanga Parbat winter 2011-12 expedition
Cedric Halen waking up to a cold morning in C1, winter GI.
Image by Gerfried Goschl courtesy Gerfried Goschl, SOURCE
C1 on winter G1's south side.
Image by Gerfried Goschl courtesy Gerfried Goschl, SOURCE

Pakistan wrap-up: Russians out of K2

Posted: Feb 10, 2012 03:48 pm EST

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(AB/TS) There is melancholy in the wind and sorrow in the rocks. A crisp full moon and a few brilliant days allowed a fast shuttle of the Russian mountaineers out of K2 base camp. Climbing on the other peaks remains limited by strong winds. Instead, beautiful imagery from a wintery Karakoram takes center stage.K2Yesterday the Pakistani pilots managed to reach K2 Base Camp at last. The Russian team, gear and staff were airlifted to Paiju in three consecutive flights. Escorting the remains of Vitaly Gorelik, the climbers were...

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