Polish Radio is reporting that Andrzej Bargiel has become the first person ever to ski down K2. Bargiel, aged 30, reached the top of the 8,611-metre on Sunday. K2, also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori, reaches a hight of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level making it the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). the mountain is part of the Karakoram mountain range and located on the China–Pakistan border.
Watch footage of the descent here – The Dude Who Skied K2 Just Posted Footage
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Last year, Bargiel failed in his first attempt to ski down K2, saying the weather made it too risky to attempt the adventure.
In 2015, Bargiel became the first person to ski down Broad Peak, which is 8,015 metres tall and close to K2.
Congratulations to Andzej Bargiel on this historic feat!