Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner has confirmed that recently deceased Fredrik Ericsson will become a father. Ericsson started seeing the Polish expedition doctor during the recent expedition to K2. The baby would not be expected till well into 2011. The doctor fell pregnant shortly before Ericsson’s accident.
Ericsson died while climbing through the bottleneck on K2 in August. He fell about 1000m. He was trying to be the first person to climb and then ski down the slopes of K2.