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French extreme skier Jean Noel Urban was killed in a crevasse fall between C2 and BC on Gasherbrum 1 Wednesday. Image courtesy of Urban's website (click to enlarge).
Very early in the season a crevasse took the life of the great mountaineer and extreme skier Jean-Noel Urban on Gasherbrum I. Image of JN at Chogolisa this summer, courtesy of Jean-Noel Urban's website (click to enlarge).
Image of Urban doing the first partial ski descent of the South-West face, Scott route on Shisha Pangma. All images courtesy of Jean-Nole Urban's website (click to enlarge).



French extreme skier Jean Noel Urban lost in fatal accident on Gasherbrum

Posted: Jun 21, 2008 01:03 am EDT

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(K2Climb.net) Jean-Noel Urban's website has confirmed details about the June 18 accident.At around 5 am, Jean-Noel Urban was leaving Camp 2 for Base Camp, when he fell into a very big crevasse. A search was attempted the next day, without results. There has been heavy snow fall since and rescue attempts have now been aborted. Nicolas Brun will leave BC, tomorrow, Saturday. The 47-years-old French climber and ski instructor lived in La Salle Les Alpes, France. In the past 20 years he had skied a large number of 50-60 degrees...

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