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World's second-highest mountain - K2 - skied for the first time - today

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The extraordinary achievement of Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel ... earlier today ...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/325182624251298/permalink/1375243099245240/
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I think this may be a better place to see it:
https://explorersweb.com/2018/07/22/bargiel-skis-k2/
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Some tasty lines on K2.

Bargiel began his ski descent from the summit via the Abruzzi route (purple line) and then followed the Cesen/Basque route (green line) to Camp 3. From there he traversed to the right via Messner’s variant (pink line) and finished down the Polish route (light blue line).

https://explorersweb.com/2018/07/22/bargiel-skis-k2/

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@Whitegold,

a green run down k2 Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Toofy Grin
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Wonder what the vertical descent was precisiely and how long it took.

Some feat.
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And on kingpins! Brave man....
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I was hoping for video of it!!

Bloke's a nutter.
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kesone1 wrote:
And on kingpins! Brave man....

Kingpins are waaaay to heavy on the up. Looks like he was on brakeless Sallie MTN's.
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@Layne, Bargiel summited K2 on Sunday 22nd July, 7:30 UK time. He immediately started descent following Abruzzi Spur (4 purple) down to the point where it joints Česen route (3 green). Then he was skiing Cesen down to C3, where he met Janusz Gołąb, his partner. Next, he got to the Messner traverse (M pink) and to the Jerzy Kukuczka, Ryszard Pawłowski route (2 light blue). As for timing- he had a break at C4 waiting for clouds to clear up. C3 was reached around 12 UK time. He got to BC after 14.
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Whitegold wrote:
Some tasty lines on K2.

Bargiel began his ski descent from the summit via the Abruzzi route (purple line) and then followed the Cesen/Basque route (green line) to Camp 3. From there he traversed to the right via Messner’s variant (pink line) and finished down the Polish route (light blue line).

https://explorersweb.com/2018/07/22/bargiel-skis-k2/



Just goes to show you can't trust piste maps

All resorts seem to pop a run colour balance in just to draw the punters Toofy Grin Toofy Grin Toofy Grin
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I bet there are some interesting stats on his Ski Tracks app after that decent Laughing
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@snow_badger, Im not sure it tracks follow through Laughing Laughing
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@Kuba, so 6.5 hours skiing with a break in the middle.

K2 peak is 8611m, I believe C3 is at 7300m. So that makes the descent 1311mm.

He could have done that in the 3V's at half the price Toofy Grin Toofy Grin Toofy Grin

Better restaurants too....
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I would have taken the red run. Don't like blues, I lose concentration and have accidents.
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Did he do some Apres after?

And did he do DIY or go with a TO?

So many questions....
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@Layne, This was DIY (though he's got sponsors), but they hired shrepa people to handle logistics to BC. I'm not sure if any TO would offer ski option and Andrzej vision of mountaineering focuses on skiing- for example he refused participating in the polish K2 winter expedition earlier this year because he could not ski. I can imagine that proper Apres is happening at the mo in BC:) Feel free to ask if you have any specific ones- there are plenty interviews on the polish muntaineering services, happy to help.
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Shlepping skis to the altitude is mind-boggling - incredible feat!
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@Kuba, sorry if I am making light of the feat. It is remarkable.
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@Layne, no worries at all. It's a big deal, indeed.
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is there any drone footage of him skiing it anywhere? unbelievable achievement.
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@mk28, There are some bits on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/andrzejbargiel/?hl=en

and here (scroll down):

https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/alpinizm/767514/tak-wyglada-szczyt-k2-ujecia-z-drona-ze-zjazdu-andrzeja-bargiela-robia-niesamowi
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@Layne, not quite right there. He didn't stop at C3, he skied to Base Camp at 5650m. So 3000m of vertical not 1311m!
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beeryletcher wrote:
@Layne, not quite right there. He didn't stop at C3, he skied to Base Camp at 5650m. So 3000m of vertical not 1311m!

Cheers, I did wonder what he did from C3.
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