Ger Mcdonnell

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Noel Hanna at the summit of K2 earlier this month. Photograph: Facebook

Co Down climber Noel Hanna (51) who is one of the first Irishmen to survive an ascent of K2 says he would do it all again. Hanna has a habit of that,(...)

K2 summiteer Jason Black from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, with a plaque he took to the K2 base camp in memory of the first Irishman on the K2 summit: Ger McDonnell of Kilcornan, Co Limerick.

When Jason Black became only the second Irish man to survive an ascent of K2, the world’s second highest mountain, he had already witnessed one collea(...)

Jason Black, who is a “global endurance” athlete, made his first attempt on K2 two years ago. Photograph: Evan Logan.

Two Irish mountaineers have reached the summit of the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, this weekend, 10 years after the first summit by the late L(...)

Jason Black. Photograph: Evan Logan.

Ten years ago this summer, Limerick mountaineer Ger McDonnell died after becoming the first Irishman to summit K2, the world’s second highest mountain(...)

Karen Weeks taking in the sights at Lake Victoria on her solo cycling trip across Canada.

When Dr Karen Weekes rocked up to the reception of a five-star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before midnight a few weeks ago, she knew it might b(...)

Pat Falvey and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa getting ready to go Climbing in the Gap of Dunloe.

“Summit fever” led to the loss of 11 mountaineers, including Irishman Ger McDonnell, on the world’s second highest mountain, K2, in 2008, according(...)

Freeze frame: K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. Photograph: Kristen Elsby/Getty

In early August 2008 the sport of mountaineering suffered one of its worst disasters. Over two chaotic days 11 climbers died around a bottleneck near (...)

The Summit
The Summit

Nick Ryan has set himself a considerable challenge with this documentary concerning an unprecedented series of disasters that befell mountaineers on K(...)