Nature has the last word. Too much snow and high avalanche risk stopped Mike, Fred and Kobi from reaching camp 3 and the summit of K2. The mountains have taken 26 lives this year. Mike, Fred and Kobi assisted in an unsuccessful rescue mission last week when three Iranians got lost on Broad Peak. They learned another 4 people lost their lives on Gasherbrum 1 yesterday and a high altitude porter on K2 nearly lost his life. The Himalayan peaks are there for a lucky few to enjoy but they must know when to turn back and accept that it is the mountain that decides who reaches the summit. It wasn’t meant to be for Mike, Fred and Kobi this year.