first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Donegal adventurer Jason Black takes his life in his hands tomorrow morning when he starts a five day climb to reach the top of K2.Jason Black with the plaque on K2 honouring fallen climber and fellow Irishman Ger McDonnell. Tomorrow Jason begins the five day push to the top of K2.Black and his team have been frustrated in recent days by incoming snow.But the team have now decided to scale the mountain which claims the lives of one in every four people who attempt to conquer it. The Letterkenny mountaineer revealed “Tonight the decision has been made we can see window of opportunity so it’s a GO. We leave in the early hours of the morning on a solid five day push for the summit hoping to reach successfully the summit on 28th July.“The Abbruzzi route will see me return to….. Camp one – 24th – 6050mt Camp two – 25th – 6650mts Camp three – 26th – 7300mts Camp four – 27th – 8000mts Summit early hours 28th.”Jason has pleaded with family and friends and the people of Donegal to keep him in their prayers as he tackles the treacherous climb in the coming days.He also revealed how he has asked tragic fellow mountaineer Ger McDonnell, who perished on the same mountain, to be his guiding light. “Today I honoured Ger Mc Donnell, the Irish Irish climber on K2 who lost his life saving others on 02-08-2008. It was a sobering chapter in my expedition as the first Irish mountaineer to return to K2 since Ger’s passing.“I wrapped the Tri-Colour around his shoulders with the hope that a fellow Irish man stool shoulder to shoulder with him again. Asking Ger for a save passage I said my farewell with a promise to return on my decent.“Tonight Lord jesus be my guide & hold me in your heart ,and Ger shine your touch brightly showing me the way safely and to my family and friends across the world hold me close for the next few days…. Together stronger forever proud. Jason x”Donegal wishes you a safe return Jason.IT’S ON! MOUNTAINEER BLACK STARTS FIVE DAY CLIMB TO REACH TOP OF K2 was last modified: July 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJason BlackK2letterkennymountainlast_img

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