A police helicopter rescued two climbers after they were kept from returning to the valley by a thunderstorm. Officials in Tyrol said today (Tues) the German men, aged 27 and 29, were exhausted but unharmed. The incident occurred in the western province’s Wilder Kaiser mountain range on Saturday afternoon.
A Swede who died trying to scale the K2 is to become a dad posthumously, an Austrian climber has revealed.Upper Austrian Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner said in a radio interview yesterday (Sun) she heard that the girlfriend of Fredrik Ericsson, a Polish doctor, is expecting a baby.Kaltenbrunner and Ericsson were members of a group of climbers who […]
A controversial Austrian climber has admitted lying about reaching the summit of the worlds second-highest mountain four weeks ago.Christian Stangl has angered many extreme mountain climbers for years by boasting about his groundbreaking tactics to climb the worlds most feared peaks. The Styrian who calls himself “Skyrunner” said he focuses on reaching the […]