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News - December 14, 2012

High altitude, high risk

Mountaineers discuss decision-making in extreme environments

by Eric Van Susteren

When Chris Klinke and a group of fellow mountaineers started up K2, they knew the risks of climbing the second highest, and possibly most dangerous, mountain in the world. He didn't know he'd be present for one of the deadliest days in mountaineering, during which 11 climbers would die.

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