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Backcountry Ski Adventurer Fredrik Ericsson Dies From Fall on K2

by Brandon Quinn | August 12, 2010


(Photo courtesy of fredrikericsson.com)

Professional skier and mountaineer Fredrik Ericsson fell to his death on Friday, August 6th 2010 while attempting to scale and then ski K2 (28,251 ft. at the summit). Ericsson was 35 at the time of his death.

Ericsson was on a daunting quest to ski three worlds highest peaks: K2, Mt. Everest, and Kangchenjunga. In a press release he said the following: “The project spans two years and I will try to ski the three highest mountains in the world: K2 this summer, Mt. Everest in Autumn, 2010, and Kangchenjunga in Autumn, 2011.”

While many details are still unknown, David Schipper expressed the following sentiments directly on Ericsson’s website: “You will be missed, Fredrik by all of us fortunate enough to have known you. I will remember you with the memory of beautiful Chogolisa in the background.”

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