VIDEO: Andrzej Bargiel Skis Gasherbrum II

Twenty-four hours after Andrzej Bargiel carved turns down the perfect pyramid of Gasherbrum II, his team has uploaded a brief video that gives a great idea of the challenge’s difficulty:

The Polish skier will now try to repeat the feat on Gasherbrum I. This will be even more difficult, especially between Camp 2 and Camp 3. There, Bargiel will have to deal with the exposed Japanese Couloir, and with the 50º to 55º ramps before the final summit ridge.

A small group of tents on an outcrop at the side of a huge, steep louloir that dissapears in the fog.

Camp 3 on Gasherbrum I, and the Japanese Couloir disappearing into the void below. Photo: Ferran Latorre

Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides graduated university in journalism and specializes in high-altitude mountaineering and expedition news. She has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

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