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Canadian climber, Gabriel Fillipi.
courtesy Nanga Parbat International team, SOURCE
Lithuanian climber, Ernestas Marksaitis, Gabriel's team mate, who was killed at Nanga Parbat BC.
courtesy Nanga Parbat International team, SOURCE

Canadian climber escapes disaster on Nanga Parbat

Posted: Jun 25, 2013 02:56 pm EDT

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(By Markian Hawryluk) Canadian climber Gabriel Filippi can't help but think about what might have been. Filippli left the Nanga Parbat International team expedition on Friday (June 21), only a day before at least 11 climbers were gunned downed by terrorists in Base Camp; one of them his team mate for Nanga and K2, Ernestas Marksaitis. Gabriel traveled non-stop for 23 hours to catch a plane out of Islamabad on Sunday. “I got the terrible news as I disembarked the plane in Montreal Sunday...

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