Rescued Austrian climber Stephan Keck shows a photo of Rick Allen on a mobile phone. AFP
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Scottish climber Rick Allen, 68, died while attempting to summit Pakistan's K2, his expedition team said, the latest death on the world's second-highest peak (8,611 metres).
Allen was killed after being hit by an avalanche while attempting a new route on the south-eastern side of the mountain over the weekend. Two other climbers on the expedition survived the avalanche.
“After consulting with his family and friends, legend will be buried under the foot of Mighty K2,” Karakorum Expeditions wrote on Facebook on Monday. A charity that Allen was raising money for during the climb also confirmed his death.
“Rick died doing what he loved the most and lived his life with the courage of his convictions,” tweeted Partners Relief & Development.
For a short period of time, Allen was considered as dead after he had lost his way on the summit of Broad Peak (8047 metres) near K2 in northern Pakistan.
The rescue team, however, found his bag later on and managed to rescue him.
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