, the primary man to ski down K2, has simply develop into the primary to ski the entire 8,000m peaks within the Karakoram vary.
The Karakoram is the second-highest mountain vary on Earth and a part of a fancy of ranges that features the Pamir Mountains, Hindu Kush and Himalayas, spanning the borders of Pakistan, India and China and is dwelling to the biggest glacial system exterior the polar areas.
Bargiel accomplished his feat after he reached the summit of Gasherbrum I, standing at 8,080 metres, at 4:15 am native time on July 26th with out supplemental oxygen earlier than endeavor his ski descent.
This unimaginable achievement establishes him as the primary particular person to have skied from the summits of all 4 of the Karakoram eight-thousanders, marking one other milestone in snowboarding and mountaineering historical past.
In 2015, Bargiel had been the primary man to ski down Broad Peak (8,051 m), and in 2018, he achieved the seemingly inconceivable, snowboarding down K2 (8,611 m) with out eradicating his skis or utilizing supplemental oxygen.
Bargiel’s newest Karakoram journey started along with his expedition to Pakistan on June 30. The objective was to scale each Gasherbrum peaks with out supplemental oxygen and ski down from their summits. Andrzej and fellow climber Janusz Gołąb first climbed Khosar Gang (6,400 m) as a part of acclimatization.
Andrzej first reached the height of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m) and accomplished the ski descent on July 19. The dearth of ample climate home windows made a single outing traverse between the 2 peaks untenable nonetheless.
However a couple of days after that profitable ski descent of Gasherbrum II the workforce began their ascent of Gasherbrum I. The summit assault began yesterday (July twenty fifth) at 2:00 a.m. native time, with the push from the bottom camp straight to Camp 2. Bargiel reached the height of Gasherbrum I at daybreak on July 26, earlier than beginning his ski descent, taking a couple of hours to return to camp.