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Goodbye Ernestas
Ernestas, was an incredibly nice and strong climber from Lithuania who I had the good fortune to meet on Broad Peak.

He was murdered this week while attempting to climb Nanga Parbart. I am not very good with words at this point in time but thought this was a fitting photo to immortalise Ernie on a website devoted to the pursuit of mountaineering.

RIP mate.

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Ejnar FjerdingstadThat is

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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sad to hear, was he killed by an avalanche or fall?

Anyway, this is a beautiful photo to remember him by!
Posted Jun 25, 2013 8:15 am

radsonRe: That is

radson

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Hey Enjar, he was killed by the Taliban.
https://www.thebmc.co.uk/taliban-claim-responsibility-for-nanga-parbat-massacre
Posted Jun 25, 2013 8:26 am

MarcsoltanA truly...

Marcsoltan

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sad thing that happened. Climbers know these things can happen but they still can't resist the lure of the mountains. This reminds me of Ned Gillette who was killed while camping with his wife there.
I was about to say be careful climbing out there, but how can anyone be careful! So sad!
Thanks for the great photo,
Marc
Posted Jun 25, 2013 9:46 am

Silvia MazzaniSad notice...

Silvia Mazzani

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... but wonderful photo to remember our friend.
Many thanks
Silvia
Posted Jun 25, 2013 11:58 am

AlbertoRampiniGood Bye Ernestas!

AlbertoRampini

Voted 10/10

The best way to make him alive!
Posted Jun 25, 2013 12:08 pm

Josh LewisWhat's holding Him up?

Josh Lewis

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Great picture! But I gotta wonder what's holding him up? It looks like both feet aren't holding much or any of his weight.
Posted Jun 25, 2013 3:20 pm

radsonRe: What's holding Him up?

radson

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Yeah he's just edging with his boots. Was quite a gnarly chunk of rock
Posted Jun 25, 2013 11:58 pm

lsheenAnimals...

lsheen

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Grrrr.....

As an American - a citizen of a country founded on freedom of religion, and a country that has suffered from the murderous acts of these animals, I feel great anger as I learn of this man's fate.

Let's not forget that Pakistan is a nuclear-armed country. I fear for the future of mankind with so much power in the hands of a few who are so disgustingly ignorant...

I have my friend Afzal here, and there are numerous other Pakistani members. I do not direct my anger towards them - only the tiny few that think that killing in the name of their "God" is OK...

Will ALL mankind grow out of such ignorant attitudes before we destroy ourselves and the beautiful planet we live on?

I sure hope so...
Posted Jun 25, 2013 9:54 pm

Brian CSo sad...

Brian C

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Thanks for posting.
Posted Jun 25, 2013 11:36 pm

Cissa.

Cissa

Voted 10/10

RIP Ernestas.
Posted Jun 26, 2013 8:44 am

JarpupWhat a shame

Jarpup

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What an absolute shame to lose such great people doing something so peaceful and pure as climbing. I feel for all of the families and friends of these climbers.
Posted Jun 30, 2013 5:24 pm

FletchSorry about your loss

Fletch

Voted 10/10

Ugly situation over there... RIP.
Posted Jul 1, 2013 1:01 pm

TimBRIP

TimB

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Ernestas.
:(
Posted Jul 1, 2013 1:14 pm

sharperblueGood Journey, Ernestas....

sharperblue

Voted 10/10

Farewell, Brother
Posted Jul 3, 2013 4:15 pm

EricChuA great shot...

EricChu

Voted 10/10

...and at the same time, what a terrible fate!! My condolences!
Posted Jul 4, 2013 11:10 am

davorRIP Ernestas

davor

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Space has the border - only the human stupidity is infinite.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 6:07 am

mosesLooks like a lot of fun...

moses

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Looks like a lot of fun.Excellent Shot
Posted Nov 20, 2013 1:02 pm

kiekendiefRIP

kiekendief

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Ernestas! this great picture will be in my mind forever.
Posted Dec 2, 2013 2:21 pm

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