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Undeterred by Taliban, climbers scale Pakistan's Killer Mountain

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - When Taliban gunmen mowed down a group of foreign climbers last month, Romanian mountaineer Zsolt Torok was perched on an icy flank of Pakistan's second-highest peak oblivious to the mayhem unfolding thousands of meters below.Full story

Rescuers bringing body down from Mt. Hood

Searchers carried a body down Mount Hood Sunday from the glacier where it was spotted by a helicopter crew looking for a missing climber. Full story

Himalayan massacre spells end for Pakistan mountaineering

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's once thriving mountaineering industry is reeling from the killing by militants of 10 foreign climbers, a massacre likely to drive away all but the hardiest adventurers from some of the world's tallest and most pristine peaks. Full story

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Romanian climbers Adamcsek, Vlad, Torok, Salasan and Gane pose for a photograph after a news conference in Islamabad
Romanian climbers Adamcsek, Vlad, Torok, Salasan and Gane pose for a photograph after a news conference in Islamabad

Romanian climbers (L-R) Bruno Adamcsek, Teo Vlad, Zsolt Torok, Aurel Salasan and Marius Gane pose for a photograph after a news conference at the Romanian Embassady in Islamabad July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Best climber jersey holder Europcar team rider Pierre Rolland of France cycles past Sainte-Bea during the 168.5 km ninth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Saint-Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre