On July 26, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel effectively summited and skied off the 8,080-meter Gasherbrum I height with out the usage of supplementary oxygen. This effort got here simply days after he climbed and skied the 8,035-meter Gasherbrum II. With those two ski descents, Bargiel become the primary individual to ski down all 4 of the Karakoram’s 8,000-meter peaks (K2, Extensive Top, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II).
Bargiel dubbed his contemporary expedition the Gasherbrum Ski Problem. “I got here again to Pakistan as a result of I think just right right here,” he defined in an e-mail interview with Backcountry Mag. “I’ve been just about the Gasherbrums two times however by no means had time to concentrate on mountain climbing them. I used to be passing them or staying at them for a couple of days and made up our minds that those mountains are probably the most fascinating [for skiing].”
Bargiel did lots of the coaching for the Gasherbrum Ski Problem in his personal yard: Poland’s Tatra Mountains. On June 30, he and his group headed to Pakistan’s Gasherbrum area. From there, Bargiel and his group moved successfully to finish their goals.
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