Produced by Sara Parker
Broadcast 10th August 2006, BBC Radio 4
Re-broadcast 20th October 2006, BBC Radio 4
At the end of 2004 a cassette recorded by climber Julie Tullis
documenting her 1982 expedition on K2 was discovered on the Baltoro
Glacier. In 1986, Tullis became the second Briton to climb K2,
though she was killed on the descent. Her body remains buried in snow on
With access to Tullis' audio documents, Tullis'
climbing partner Kurt Diemberger and Tullis' family, Mother's Mountain
presents the story of one climber's tragic end and her family's
continuing struggle to come to terms with her death.
A sequel to the programme called Return to Mother's Mountain was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 27th October 2006.