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NI climber Noel Hanna says safety his priority after K2 tragedy

Mountaineer says abandoning K2 expedition was the right thing to do

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Disappointed: Noel Hanna was unable to reach the summirt of K2 in winter

Disappointed: Noel Hanna was unable to reach the summirt of K2 in winter

Disappointed: Noel Hanna was unable to reach the summirt of K2 in winter

Co Down mountaineer Noel Hanna has said he doesn't regret being unable to reach the summit of the world's second highest mountain in winter - but that staying safe was his main priority.

Five climbers who were with Mr Hanna died on the treacherous expedition on K2, a notorious Himalayan peak on the border between Pakistan and China.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph after 10 hours of trekking on the way from base camp, Mr Hanna said the expedition is now making its way off the mountain.


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