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 Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jun 25, 2013 8:15 am - Voted 10/10

That is

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

Anyway, this is a beautiful photo to remember him by!

radson

radson - Jun 25, 2013 8:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: That is

Hey Enjar, he was killed by the Taliban.
https://www.thebmc.co.uk/taliban-claim-responsibility-for-nanga-parbat-massacre

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Jun 25, 2013 9:46 am - Voted 10/10

A truly...

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

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Jun 25, 2013 11:58 am - Voted 10/10

Sad notice...

... but wonderful photo to remember our friend.
Many thanks
Silvia

AlbertoRampini

AlbertoRampini - Jun 25, 2013 12:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Good Bye Ernestas!

The best way to make him alive!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jun 25, 2013 3:20 pm - Voted 10/10

What's holding Him up?

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.

radson

radson - Jun 25, 2013 11:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What's holding Him up?

Yeah he's just edging with his boots. Was quite a gnarly chunk of rock

lsheen

lsheen - Jun 25, 2013 9:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Animals...

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...

Brian C

Brian C - Jun 25, 2013 11:36 pm - Voted 10/10

So sad...

Thanks for posting.

Cissa

Cissa - Jun 26, 2013 8:44 am - Voted 10/10

.

RIP Ernestas.

Jarpup

Jarpup - Jun 30, 2013 5:24 pm - Hasn't voted

What a shame

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.

Fletch

Fletch - Jul 1, 2013 1:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Sorry about your loss

Ugly situation over there... RIP.

TimB

TimB - Jul 1, 2013 1:14 pm - Voted 10/10

RIP

Ernestas.
:(

sharperblue

sharperblue - Jul 3, 2013 4:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Good Journey, Ernestas....

Farewell, Brother

EricChu

EricChu - Jul 4, 2013 11:10 am - Voted 10/10

A great shot...

...and at the same time, what a terrible fate!! My condolences!

davor

davor - Jul 6, 2013 6:07 am - Voted 10/10

RIP Ernestas

Space has the border - only the human stupidity is infinite.

moses

moses - Nov 20, 2013 1:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Looks like a lot of fun...

Looks like a lot of fun.Excellent Shot

kiekendief

kiekendief - Dec 2, 2013 2:21 pm - Hasn't voted

RIP

Ernestas! this great picture will be in my mind forever.

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