K2: Fredrik Ericsson Falls to His Death

Chogolisa from 7000m on Cesan
Chogolisa (Courtesy of David Schipper)

Early this morning I was woken by a call from Trey's girlfriend. 'Frippe was killed...'

The bottom of my world fell out. Facts and information are impossibly inaccurate at this altitude so I got started making my way through the grim channels to find out where the truth was. With the help of Field Touring Alpine and my friend and guide Fabrizio Zangrilli I was able to get most of the story straight.

Some of what he reported was first hand knowledge while at camp 4 and part was from his conversation with Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner who was with Fredrik when he fell.

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