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Stangl's pic (right) compared to a K2 C3 shot published in Jim Haberls "K2, Dreams & Reality and provided by Jochen Hemmleb. Image details compiled by ExplorersWeb.
Image by Haberl - Stangl
Christian's self portrait claimed as K2 summit picture.
Image by Christian Stangl courtesy Christian Stangl, SOURCE
Supplies and gear cached by Stangl near K2 ABC.
Image by Zsolt Torok courtesy Zsolt Torok, SOURCE

The image proof: Stangl did not summit K2

Posted: Sep 07, 2010 02:18 pm EDT

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The only K2 summit claimed this season, by Christian Stangl, was at stake since it was announced: fellow climbers in BC suspected the Austrian skyrunner had faked the entire climb. ExplorersWeb published a complete recount of events that included all versions--including Stangl's. Shortly after, several climbers posted emails discussing the summit picture provided by Stangl and compared it with other images shot by previous expeditions on the top of K2. Yesterday, we were prepared to post an update proving that the...

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