Photo Gallery: Tragic Experience on K2
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Photo Gallery: Tragic Experience on K2

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SPIEGEL Interview with Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner 'I Don't Think About Death'

Austria's Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner has climbed 13 of the world's 14 highest mountains. In an exclusive SPIEGEL interview, the high-altitude mountaineer speaks for the first time about her recent failed expedition on the final peak, K2, which she aborted after watching fellow climber Fredrik Ericsson fall 1,000 meters to his death.
Interview conducted by Detlef Hacke and Gerhard Pfeil