Bargiel Video from K2 Summit

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Andrzej Bargiel safely back at K2 Base Camp after making history. Photo: Red Bull

While Andrzej Bargiel climbed K2 this past weekend, then completed the first ski descent down its radically steep slopes, his brother Bartek — a professional drone operator — was filming the historic event from the air.

As noted in a previous ExWeb piece, Bartek’s footage had recently a hand in rescuing stricken climber Rick Allen, whom the drone located high on Broad Peak.

Yesterday, when his brother reached the top of K2 and strapped on his skis, preparing to hurtle downward, Bartek’s drone followed him to the very summit of K2, where it landed. This must surely be a record altitude for a drone flight.

On the Instagram post below, you can view the remarkable footage from the top of K2.

In addition, Red Bull has released a longer video cut and a selection of stills from the Bargiel team.

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Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK specialising in adventurous travel and expeditions, such as mountaineering, polar travel, and ocean crossings. Ash juggles a day job as a public health scientist with this second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in national newspapers, national and international outdoor and adventure magazines, and various websites. Bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

Alongside writing, Ash also spends some time undertaking his own adventures, and completed a 640 km foot crossing of a frozen Lake Baikal in 2018. His next arctic journey is a 700 km trek along the coast of Baffin Island in Canada.


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Well, why am I, as a Pole, not that much surprised??? :))) As a biker too, I do not know how this adventure ? should be talked about…. Bravery? Craziness? What next? A bike?
WOW Andrzej!!!

Incredible!!! Redbull ambassadors are crazy 🙂