Polish mountaineer skis down K2 in world first

Four mountaineers attempted to ski the mountain in the past, while one of them died

News Desk July 23, 2018
Four mountaineers attempted to scale the mountain in the past, while one of them died. PHOTO COURTESY: SNOWBRAINS

Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargeil has become the first person to ski down K2, the second tallest mountain in the world.

The daredevil skier commenced his world record attempt on Sunday morning and reached K2 basecamp in the evening, using four different routes while descending the mountain.

Bargeil abandoned his plan to ski down the world’s second highest mountain in 2017 due to treacherous conditions. Four mountaineers in the past have attempted to ski down the mountain and one died in the attempt. Bargeil previously skied down the 26,296 feet tall Broad Peak


On Saturday, two Pakistani climbers, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and Intesh, were among a group of mountaineers who scaled the peak of K2. Thirty-one is the second highest number of climbers to have reached K2 peak.

Mount K2 is considered as one of the world’s deadliest mountains to climb which had claimed at least 84 lives so far. According to a climbing record, less than 500 climbers have been able to make it to the K2 summit point.

This article originally appeared on SnowBrains


DFDB | 3 years ago | Reply Sounds awesome! Wow.
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