Quebec mountaineer Richard Cartier dies while climbing K2, the second highest peak in the world
A Quebec mountaineer has died while climbing K2, the second highest mountain in the world.
Richard Cartier, an experienced climber in his 60s from St-Jérôme, north of Montreal, died while climbing the 8,611-meter mountain in Pakistan.
The discovery of Cartier, a doctor and fellow Australian climber and teammate Matt Eakin was first reported by the Himalayan Times website today, and Cartier’s family confirmed his death on Facebook.
The couple died during their descent.
Cartier’s expedition was documented on social media by another Quebec mountaineer, Justin Dubé-Fahmy, with a final entry dated last Thursday.
The message told how the trio had reached Camp 4, at 7,600m, and were heading back to base camp the next day, that it was getting cold and they were tired after two big days.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 26, 2022.
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