Christian Stangl has arrived for his latest attempt to climb K2. At this stage he has not decided which way that he wants to go up. Possibly the best equipped route may afford him the quickest way up the mountain.
Last year Stangl reached the Traverse on the upper part of K2. He was part of a group of climbers who turned around because of the deep snow and the lateness of the day.
He is known for climbing mountains at great speed. He tries to climb them in record speed, sometimes in just one day.