Christian Stangl abandons K2 attempt not sure on future

Christian Stangl the ‘Skyrunner’ has abandoned this attempt on K2. He has returned to base camp. The risks were far too great to continue. There were avalanches and rocks falls on the way up. Also there was a persistent fog. Visibility was down to 20-30m. He was climbing up the Abruzzi Spur.

He said the following, “Snow is falling and avalanches keep coming down. We were lucky not to be hit by one of the many falling rocks on our way up. Now we have stopped our attempt and are returning to base camp.”

He was saddened by the death of Fredrik Ericsson and everyone was shocked by what happened.

Stangl believes that his health is the most important thing. He did say if he doesn’t try again this year then there is next year to make another attempt.

Source: Christian Stangl

Source: Austrian Independent

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