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Miha Valic Takes Fatal Fall on Cho Oyu

News Flash: The following news flash is a preliminary report posted as a service to our readers. Alpinist has not confirmed the veracity of its contents but will post a story in detail when more information becomes available. –Ed reports that Slovenian alpinist Miha Valic died on Sunday, October 5, having fallen after summiting Cho Oyu (8201m) in the Tibetan Himalaya. Among his many other mountaineering accomplishments was the record-breaking 82×4000 in the Alps in 102 days, reported in the April 16, 2007 NewsWire. Valic’s death on Cho Oyu comes fewer than two months after fellow Slovenian Pavle Kozjek disappeared on Muztagh Tower (7284m) in the Karakoram (read the August 28, 2008 NewsWire for more information).

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