There has been some great news that Fredrik Ericsson is going to make another attempt to ski down K2 this year. He is only days away from leaving to Pakistan.
He is going with Trey Cook, an American alpine journalist. Already, Ericsson has skied on 5 of the 14 8000m mountains.
Last year the ski attempt ended in tragedy when his friend Michele Fait died while attempting to ski on the lower slopes of K2. He hit a piece of hard ice and tumbled down the mountain. This shocked Ericsson and he abandoned his attempt on K2. This is sent shivers down many other groups who were there. Some of them left K2 shortly after seeing this death.