George Dijmarescu, climbing on the Abruzzi Spur, says that he was going to withhold news of the death of Fredrik Ericsson for 24 hours but it leaked out quickly over the web. He was going to hold onto this information for the sake of Ericsson’s family.
Friends of Ericsson said that he fell about 1000m on K2. Dijmarescu said that the weather forecast was very wrong. It was supposed to be good weather for climbing throughout the morning. It started like that when they set out, then a storm hit.
Dijmarescu said that all of the climbers on the Abruzzi Spur are coming down. They are all saddened by the loss of Ericsson.
As for Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner all he knows is that she did not make the summit.