Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner to attempt K2 in 2010

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner has revealed that she will be back to try K2 again in 2010. She has previously tried twice to climb the mountain unsuccessfully. So this will be her third attempt. She said that after the failed attempt last year on K2, it was, “Clear to me that I would be back.”

Next year she will begin her campaign by climbing Everest in spring. Then she will set her sights on K2 at around June. She has been preparing for these climbs by climbing in the Alps, running and mountain biking.

This year she showed she had the ability and physical strength to climb K2, by reaching the Traverse at 8300m. It was only the deep snow and late time of day that prevented her going further.

She needs to climb the 2 tallest mountains in the world next year to complete all 14 8000m mountains. Her husband – Ralf Dujmovits – will be accompanying her.

English news from Austria

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