I am sad to report that Swedish ski mountaineer Fredrik Ericsson has died on K2. Fredrik, who was trying to ski K2, was with female Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and on a summit bid when Fredrick, for unknown reasons, fell 1,000 meters and was killed. This is very sad to read as I’ve been following [...]
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I’ve been getting some reports regarding the status of the Broad Peak and K2 Ski Expeditions going on the the Himalaya right now, and it seems as though bad weather currently has them on hold. Both teams have made it up to Camp 3 on their perspective peaks, but were forced back to basecamp due [...]
Sorry to be such a buzz-kill, but I know some of you have been following Fredrick Ericsson’s expedition to attempt to ski Laila Peak and K2 this year. Well, as you may know, Laila Peak is out due to not being able to get permits, and now…unfortunately, Fredrick’s partner, 44 year old Italian Michele Fait, [...]
I’m not much of an “arts” guy, though some people may say there’s a bit of an art to this blogging stuff, but this play by the Off Square Theater Company sounds like it could be interesting enough for even dopes like myself. It’s a story about two climbers who get trapped on K2 at [...]
Rolled into the Winter Outdoor Retailer Backcountry Basecamp around noon yesterday and only had a few hours to check out the new ski gear, so I headed straight to the Black Diamond tent. BD was running a demonstration of the effectiveness of the AvaLung by burying OR show director Kenji Haroutunian and it was pretty [...]