Courtesy of Lars Flato Nessa
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    The teams pose together after a strategy meeting at Base Camp in July 2008.
    Courtesy of Lars Flato Nessa
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    Fredrik Strang stands at Concordia on the trek toward K2. Strang, a videographer, kept the cameras rolling throughout the climb. His exclusive footage would later tell a very grim story.
    Courtesy of Chris Klinke
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    American Dr. Eric Meyer poses with Chhiring Dorje, a Sherpa from Nepal who was a member of the American team.
    Courtesy of Chris Klinke
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    View of K2 from Broad Peak base camp. Most Climbers ascend via the Abruzzi spur, shown here on the right-hand side of the mountain.
    Courtesy of Graham Bowley
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    A close-up of metal plates at the Gilkey Memorial honoring those who had died on the mountain. It's located a few hundred yards above K2 base camp, waiting to greet new climbers.
    Courtesy of Graham Bowley
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    Climbers grip fixed ropes to ascend the Bottleneck, a steep and dangerous gully.
    Courtesy of Lars Flato Nessa
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    On the morning of August 1, 2008, two mountaineers, Marco Confortola and Gerard McDonnell, climb up the Shoulder toward the Bottleneck.
    Courtesy of Lars Flato Nessa
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    Climbers near the top of the Bottleneck continue their ascent toward the Traverse.
    Courtesy of Lars Flato Nessa
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    After the first two deaths, the line of climbers continues on the diagonal ascent beneath the Serac toward the summit snowfields in late morning August 1, 2008.
    Courtesy of Chris Klinke
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    Climbers celebrate on the summit of K2 in the early evening of August 1, 2008.
    Courtesy of Wilco van Rooijen
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    Italian climber Marco Confortola reached the summit late and was forced to spend the night of August 1, 2008 above the Serac.
    Courtesy of Graham Bowley
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    Gerard McDonnell holds an Irish flag aloft on the summit. In 2006, during an earlier attempt on K2, he was caught in a rock fall. With much gratitude to the family of Gerard McDonnell.
    Courtesy of McDonnell family.
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    "No Way Down: Life and Death on K2" by Graham Bowley tells the story of how this 2008 climbing expedition quickly turned deadly.
    Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers
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