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2013-06-23 India-Pakistan
Taliban kills foreign climbers
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Posted by tipper 2013-06-23 07:08|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [398 views ]  Top

#1 Because mountain climbing is un-islamic?
Posted by Mullah Richard 2013-06-23 10:03||   2013-06-23 10:03|| Front Page Top

#2 WTF were they thinking? I was betting the climbers were Germans, but no, wow, bad travel agent stories with a bullet.
Posted by Shipman 2013-06-23 12:41||   2013-06-23 12:41|| Front Page Top

#3 "WTF were they thinking?"

Probably that it was a very cheap trip, Ship.

Guess Everest would have cost less in the long run. :-(
Posted by Barbara 2013-06-23 12:43||   2013-06-23 12:43|| Front Page Top

#4 Okay, the mountain is on the border between China and Pakiwakiland. One of the climbers killed on their own mountain is Chinese so solution should be simple to PRC... EXTEND the border to encompass K2 and access areas to K2.
Posted by 3dc 2013-06-23 13:02||   2013-06-23 13:02|| Front Page Top

#5 Maybe climb from the China side while Pakistan sorts out its Taliban problem?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-06-23 17:08||   2013-06-23 17:08|| Front Page Top

#6 This is a view of Nanga Parbat near the base camp. A magnificent mountain. Pic from wikipedia.
ApproachingNangaParbat
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-06-23 17:28||   2013-06-23 17:28|| Front Page Top

#7 maybe Chinese elite troops kill them and hang their heads as a warning to others?
Posted by Frank G 2013-06-23 17:59||   2013-06-23 17:59|| Front Page Top

#8 3dc: the area around the mountain used to be Indian; Pakistan fought very hard for it and then ceded the area to China when they were through.

China hasn't really shown much signs of caring when Pakistan-supported-taliban killed Chinese in the past; I guess they consider them too useful and the deaths as a cost of doing business in the great game.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-06-23 18:38||   2013-06-23 18:38|| Front Page Top

#9 China is busy internally and very reluctant to start tango - ing again./
Posted by Newc 2013-06-23 23:15||   2013-06-23 23:15|| Front Page Top

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