More People Have Been To Space Than Summited K2

More People Have Been To Space Than Summited K2

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More People Have Been To Space Than Summited K2

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“K2 is a savage mountain that tries to kill you.” That is how climber George Bell described the infamous peak after the first American expedition in 1953–forever giving the mountain its nickname–The Savage Mountain. Sixty-six years later, Eddie Bauer mountain guides Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez aim to summit the 8611-meter peak and join a community of explorers fewer in number than those who have been to outer space. Even more incredible, they both will attempt the feat without the use of supplemental oxygen. Every step of the way the team faces hazardous conditions, terrifying setbacks, and crushing misfortunes. But as Ballinger puts it, “I’ll go until the mountain tells me I can’t go anymore.”

Really enjoyed this documentary following Eddie Bauer mountain guides Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez’s attempt to climb K2 without oxygen. Get yourself a beverage and get ready for a wild ride up one of the world’s most daunting peaks:

 

 

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