Very sad event yesterday with 11 climbers on K2 being killed by an avalanche after having reached the summit. The reports vary but it appears that some were burried by the avalanche while others fell fell from the fixed ropes when they were severed by falling ice. The mountains certainly can bring both joy and tragedy.

Here's one of the more detailed accounts: http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapc...=ib_topstories