Messner says last 600m on K2 is a ‘hellishly dangerous matter’

One of the greatest ever mountaineers Reinhold Messner says K2 is a ‘hellishly dangerous matter’ over the last 600m. He was interviewed in the aftermath of the tragic death of Fredrik Ericsson.

Messner says one must be as fast as possible when climbing under the ice serac. Otherwise there is a greater risk that a block of ice from the serac could fall. Being hit from large piece of ice there would likely be fateful.

He thinks that Fredrik Ericsson may have died in this region. Certainly the last reported sightings of him were near the bottleneck.

He said also that he hoped that Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner had been successful in her attempted summit of K2.

Source: Kleine

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