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Eric Meyer (in red) and Fredrik Strang climb toward camp 3 during the bid for the summit on K2. The pair reached 8100 meters but elected to turn back the same day 11 other climbers died on K2.

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Resident recalls K2 tragedy that claimed 11 lives

As he looked up the mountain in Pakistan a week ago, Steamboat Springs resident Eric Meyer saw more than 15 climbers moving slowly toward the summit of K2 and knew he had to make a choice.

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