COMMENTS: Check out his Toes
Videotape from China's extreme southwest border with Pakistan was narrated by Richard Roth from CBS' London bureau. It showed the aftermath of the mountaineering calamity on K2, the Himalayas' second tallest peak. An ice ledge broke off as exhausted climbers began their descent, cutting guide ropes. In all, eleven members of the expedition were killed. "Climbers call it the world's deadliest mountain. For every three who make it to the top, one dies trying," Roth recounted. The video showed nauseating images of the black toes of the last survivor--black with frostbite.
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