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Missing K2 climbers are dead: Pakistan official

Skardu - Three climbers lost on Pakistan's K2 are believed to have died on the mountain, a Pakistan official said Thursday, more than a week after the group went missing while trying to summit the world's second highest peak.

Bad weather halts search for missing climbers on Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - Hopes faded Wednesday for three climbers lost on Pakistan's brutal K2 as bad weather halted search operations on the world's second highest mountain.

Fears grow for missing climbers on Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - Fears are growing for three climbers missing while attempting to summit the world's second-highest mountain, K2, after helicopters failed to spot them on the second day of searching, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Sunday.

Bulgarian climber dies on K2 expedition

Islamabad - A Bulgarian mountaineer fell to his death during an expedition on Pakistan's K2, his team said Friday, the second person to die on the world's second highest mountain in weeks.

Nepali climbers overcame 'treacherous' conditions to make history on K2

Skardu - Nepali climbers who made history at the weekend by becoming the first to summit the world's second-highest mountain in winter told Wednesday how they battled hurricane-force winds and freezing temperatures to achieve the record.

Historic K2 team make it back safely to base camp

Islamabad - The triumphant team of Nepali climbers who made history when they became the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter arrived safely back at base camp on Sunday, officials said.

Nepal team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - A team of Nepali climbers made history on Saturday after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, on the same afternoon a Spanish mountaineer fell and died lower down the perilous peak.

Nepalese team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - A team of Nepalese climbers on Saturday made history after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, according to a trekking company leading one of the expeditions.

Rival teams race to be first for winter summit of 'savage mountain' K2

Islamabad - Dozens of mountaineers have converged on Pakistan's mighty K2 peak, vying to conquer one of the world's last major climbing challenges -- reaching the summit in winter.

Polish Ice Warriors tell of defeat by Pakistan's Savage Mountain

Islamabad - Pummelled by weeks of hurricane-force blizzards and sub-zero temperatures -- not to mention high-altitude disputes -- the elite climbers known as Poland's Ice Warriors gave in: K2 remains unclimbed in winter, one of mountaineering's final frontiers.

Polish mountaineers call off winter K2 summit bid

Islamabad - A team of Polish mountaineers attempting the first winter summit of K2, the world's second highest peak, have called off their bid citing bad weather, after a drama-filled expedition which made international headlines.

Maverick climber calls off 'suicidal' solo bid to summit K2

Islamabad - Russian-Polish climber Denis Urubko has called off his attempt to summit K2 alone during winter, a post on his former teammates' Facebook page said Monday, after a weekend drama saw him begin what another climber had called a suicide mission.

NASA's K2 discovers dead star vaporizing a mini 'planet'

Mountain View - On its second mission, NASA's Kepler space telescope has found something that sounds dire, but is completely amazing: A dead star, known as a white dwarf, cannibalizing a small planet that exists within its solar system.

Synthetic marijuana use grows while ingredients keep changing

On Tuesday this week, a woman reportedly high on synthetic marijuana went into a Subway in Anchorage, Alaska, took off all her clothes and then proceeded to trash the restaurant. This latest incident shows just one of the severe side-effects of using K2.

Why Asia's glaciers are expanding, and not melting

In many regions of the world, glaciers, great rivers of ice are melting. From the Himalayan Mountains to other areas of our globe, we have documented the loss of glaciers. But there are regions in our world where glaciers are actually growing.

Florida teen has strange dream, calls 911, gets arrested

Orange City - The 18-year-old, who was high on drugs, had what he called an "odd dream" and tried to convince his family what happened in the dream was real. When they didn't believe him, he called 911—twice.

Synthetic pot bust yields guilty plea

Sonora - Synthetic marijuana was made illegal by the California Legislature as of January 1, 2012. One head shop owner now pleads guilty for sale of the product.

Teen dies after smoking fake marijuana

Pittsburgh - A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy who underwent a double-lung transplant after his lungs collapsed from smoking synthetic marijuana in a plastic pipe made from a Pez candy dispenser has died from an infection.
 

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