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Extreme skier Fredrik Ericsson plunges to his death on K2 attempt

Friends gathered at base camp on K2 on August 9th to honour the memory of Swedish mountaineer and professional skier Fredrik ”Frippe” Ericsson who fell to his death while attempting to become the first man to ski down from the summit of the mighty 28,253-foot K2 (8,611 metres), the world’s second tallest peak.  He was 35.

Fredrik Ericsson seen climbing Laila Peak. The K2 peak is in the background. Photo: Trey Cook.

Fredrik Ericsson, scales Laila Peak. K2 peak is in the background. photo: Trey Cook.

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Extreme skier Fredrik Ericsson attempts to ski K2 again

Fredrik with Talung in background

Fredrik with Talung in background

Swedish ski mountaineer Fredrik Ericsson has announced plans to complete ski descent of K2 again this summer, a year after his first attempt was curtailed by the death of his expedition partner, Italian Michele Fait, who fell to his death while skiing down from K2′s C2 on the SSE spur.

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