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  1. Stories From The ‘Savage Mountain’: Death On K2

    For high-altitude climbers, the "holy grail of mountaineering" sits on the border of China and Pakistan. The peak is called K2, and it is the second-highest mountain on Earth. K2 is just 800 feet shorter than Mount Everest, but it’s considered a far more dangerous climb. Just over 300 people have reached the summit, but 80 climbers have died on K2, making the death rate about 25 percent.

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