Rick Allen Dies on K2

Scottish climber Rick Allen has died on K2 while trying to open a new route on the peak’s Southeast Face, according to sources in Base Camp. His two climbing partners, Jordi Tosas of Spain and Stephan Keck of Austria are unharmed. Allen died in an avalanche.

Rick Allen was a highly experienced climber, an advocate of pure alpine style in high-altitude mountaineering. He and Sandy Allan made the first complete ascent of Nanga Parbat’s Mazeno Ridge in 2012, which earned the pair a Piolet d’Or.

In 2017, he, Adam Bielecki, and Felix Berg attempted a new route on Annapurna. In 2018, while on a summit push up Broad Peak, he became lost in poor visibility. He was later located thanks to the drones that were in the area to film Andrzej Bargiel’s ski descent of K2.

Angela Benavides is a journalist specialised on high-altitude mountaineer and expedition news working with ExplorersWeb.com.

Angela Benavides has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of national and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporates, press manager and communication executive, radio reporter and anchorwoman, etc. Experience in Education: Researcher at Spain’s National University for Distance Learning on the European Commission-funded ECO Learning Project; experience in teaching ELE (Spanish as a Second Language) and transcultural training for expats living in Spain.

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Ari
Ari
11 months ago

Rip,K2 claims yet another life. A Scottish legend Rick was. My thoughts and condolences are with his family.

Daniela Teixeira
Daniela Teixeira
11 months ago

A piece of the most beautiful mountaineering history dies with him 🙁
Farewell to a great Climber.
RIP

Samson Simon Sharaf
11 months ago

Alas! Mountains always dare. RIP

Hashem Yousuf
Hashem Yousuf
11 months ago

And Yet! People come and go but alas! The Savage Mountain proves it’s savagness. K2 claims another life, this time Old Ricky. I climbed with him back in the day. Climbed Annanpura I and K2. Sad to hear that his attempt failed.
You friend
Stephen Keck
RIP YOU FACE OFF YA BUTT

Hashem Yousuf
Hashem Yousuf
11 months ago

Sexy Butts Sexy Butts

Hashem Yousuf
Hashem Yousuf
11 months ago

As I Remember Rick did have quite a stinky butt. Not a sexy butt. Once we were in a tent and he did a butt dance with a naked butt

Bill Bones
10 months ago

Legend!
RIP Rick

Himal GHALE
10 months ago

so sorry to read the climbing Rick Allen has died on K2 while trying to open a new route on the peak’s Southeast Face, long time ago, I don’t really remember the year, but I met him in the Manaslu base camp when I was guiding with other groups to the Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit trek. Rick Allen team was preparing to summit the Manaslu Himal