The new drone, designed by two Swiss entrepreneurs, is capable of flying to heights of 6.5 thousand meters, and was used to chronicle Austrian climbers (David Lama, Peter Ortner and Corey Rich) summit the Trango Towers (Nameless Tower) in Pakistan. The footage will be used to make the “Biggest Peak Project in History” movie by Mammut. The drone has also been used to film recent international ski competitions in Switzerland.
The Trango Towers are a group of dramatic granite spires located in northern Pakistan. They are part of the Baltoro Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world due to the combination of altitude, total height of the routes, and the steepness of the rock. The highest point in the group is the summit of Great Trango Tower at 6,286 m (20,608 ft). The east face of the Great Trango Tower features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop. It is also where some of the highest starting elevation BASE jumps have occurred.