Second Anniversary of First Ski Descent of K2
24th July 2020
Last modified on May 14th, 2021
The Polish ski mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel, became the first person to ski down the mountains two years ago this week.
On July 22nd 2018, a Polish ski mountaineer clicked into his bindings at an altitude of 8,611m to make skiing and mountaineering history.
Red Bull has released a new film to commemorate the occasion, The Impossible Descent.
Follow Andrzej Bargiel’s expedition from Poland to Pakistan, as he descends K2 on skis:
PlanetSKI was in Chamonix at the time with the British mountaineer, Alan Hinkes, who has climbed K2 and the other 8,000m peaks in the Himalayas.
Alan is the first, and remains the only, British mountaineer to have climbed all 14 Himalayan eight-thousanders.
Our editor, James Cove, spoke to him about Andrzej Bargiel’s achievement.