It is with substantial regret and sorrow that we share the untimely loss of Osprey athlete, Fredrik Ericsson. Fredrik perished while ascending K2 when he slipped while fixing rope in an area called the Bottleneck. He was unable to arrest his fall. He was attempting, for the second consecutive year, to become the first person to ski K2. In the words of Osprey Europe Managing Director, Rob Wylie:
“It’s a huge loss. Fredrik was not just an Osprey sponsored athlete, over the 10+ years I’ve worked with him he became a very close personal friend and the vacuum he leaves on both fronts is immense. Fredrik shall remembered as a phenomenal skier, great ambassador for the brand, incredibly motivated, modest and hard working – he was a true professional in every respect. But most of all Fredrik be remembered as a really genuine and cheerful guy, quite shy but with rapier wit and unlimited loyalty.”
Information on this tragedy is sparse at this stage, please visit Fredrik’s website for more information: http://www.fredrikericsson.com/ Look for a retrospective on Fredrik’s life and legacy here soon.
Director Of Marketing