Video: Andrzej Bargiel’s Ski Descent of Yawash Sar II

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Andrzej Bargiel atop Yawash Sar II. Photo: Bartek Bargiel

Andrzej Bargiel has shared some details of his first ascent and ski of Yawash Sar II.

Yawash Sar II.

The Polish mountaineer, who skied K2 in 2018, summited Yawash Sar II around 11 am on April 30. He then skied down to Base Camp. “The descent itself took about two hours,” Bargiel said. “It was icy at the summit, and we needed ropes.”

He started with Jędrek Baranowski, who climbed halfway, then waited for Bargiel. Then the pair skied the rest of the way together.

Jędrek Baranowski, left, and Andrzej Bargiel.

“We started for the summit early in the morning, which was essential to begin descending early,” Bargiel explained. The afternoon sun hitting the face would increase the avalanche risk.

“The wall was very demanding, especially the summit cone, but the descent was quite enjoyable.”

The team posted a brief video of the descent:

Bargiel and his partners are currently hurrying to their second goal: Laila Peak.

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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Benny Smith
Benny Smith
2 months ago

Outstanding project of the Bargiel brothers and J. Baranowski, hope there is more to come! The drone shots are breathtaking.

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Last edited 2 months ago by Benny Smith
Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Exploration at its finest!

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DRC
DRC
2 months ago

Congratulations Andrew! Fantastic effort from the best high altitude skier and his team. Safe travels and many more successful summits!!!

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