Andrzej Bargiel Aims to Ski K2 – Diary part 1.

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in the Diary : Andrzej Bargiel Aims to Ski K2.

Andrzej Bargiel departured for his next adventure. This time, the aim will not be any of the eight-thousanders. Nevertheless, the goal that the Polish extreme skier set for himself is even more ambitious than the previous ones. “This is definitely the most challenging expedition of my life” – he confirmed.

The aim of the expedition is to conquer five highest peaks of the former Soviet Union, which is a prestigious mountaineering award called “Snow Leopard”. This is also the title name of the expedition. Previously some hundreds of climbers won the trophy but Bargiel wants to achieve this goal in his own style. By using skis on his way up as well as during the descents, he aims to break few speed records. The uniqueness of this project is greatly enlarged by the fact that the expedition involves the presence of the CANAL + DISCOVERY crew – a strategic partner of the project – that will create a documentary series illustrating Andrzej’s struggles with an ambitious and dangerous challenge. The premiere of the series “Andrzej Bargiel – Snow Leopard” will take place in autumn on CANAL + DISCOVERY channel.

The Snow Leopard Award includes five peaks reaching over 7000 meters. The first one, which Andrzej will face, after landing in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek and transfer to the city of Osh, is situated in the Pamir range – Lenin Peak (7134 m). On the easiest of the five peaks the polish skier will probably spend the most time, passing the monotonous process of acclimatization. After a succesful summit, the crew will fly to Tajikistan to challenge the last two peaks on the list: Korzeniewski Peak (7105 m) and the highest peak of the country and the Pamir mountains – Communism Peak (7495 m). It is still commonly known under its former Soviet name, although since 1998 its name has been officially changed to Ismoil Somoni Peak.

As fourth in line comes Pobeda Peak situated on the boarder between Kyrgyzstan and China, the highest peak in the mountains of Tien Shan, which is also considered to be the most dangerous one. Last, but not least, is Kazakhstan’s highest Khan Tengri (7010 m) with its capricious weather.

Andrzej Bargiel – 25 June at 21:06

We finally made it to Gasherbrum II basecamp. Weather is good and cold (-10C) so we are getting ready for going up. On the pics few more shots from trekking. Stay tuned for more updates ✌🏻

Dotarliśmy do bazy pod Gasherbrum II, gdzie przeprowadzimy aklimatyzację 😎 wysokość ~ 5000m. Ciepło nie jest, bo termometr wskazuje -10 stopni Celsjusza. Pogoda sprzyja, więc szykujemy się do akcji górskiej ✊🏻

Fot: Marek Ogień Photographer

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Andrzej Bargiel – 22 June at 21:06

We have reached Urdukas Camp, which is situated near by stunning Trango Towers….

Dotarliśmy do Urdukas, obozu położonego w otoczeniu przepięknej grupy wież Trango.


Andrzej Bargiel 21 June at 12:10

aAfter two days of walking through hot, rocky valleys, we made it to Payu Camp. Next stop – Urdukas ~ 4000 meters above see level.

W takim klimacie, upalnym, nieco pustynnym, upłynęły nam dwa pierwsze dni marszu, zakończone noclegiem w Paju. Następny przystanek – Urdukas ~ 4000 m.n.p.m.

Andrzej Bargiel 18 June at 11:16

My już w drodze w pod K2, natomiast dla ciekawych małe przypomnienie wywiadu w Dzień Dobry TVN – dzięki za zaproszenie!

Skialpinista i himalaista Andrzej Bargiel planuje wyprawę na K2. Najpierw zamierza wejść na szczyt, by potem z niego zjechać na nartach.

Skialpinista i himalaista Andrzej Bargiel planuje wyprawę na K2. Najpierw zamierza wejść na szczyt, by potem z niego zjechać na nartach. Zaprosiliśmy go do Dzień Dobry TVN, aby zapytać, jak się zamierza przygotować do tego…
* source: – DZIENDOBRY.TVN.PL

Andrzej Bargiel 17 June at 22:18 · Skardu, Pakistan

Last preparations, before tommorow’s 100 km long journey through mountains to Askole.

Ostatnie przygotowania , a jutro stu kilometrowa przeprawa samochodami terenowymi przez góry do Askole.

Andrzej Bargiel 17 June at 11:07 · Islamabad, Pakistan

We have arrived in Skardu, Pakistan. It’s a last city we stay in before heading into #Karakorum mountains.

Dolecieliśmy do Skardu w Pakistanie. To ostanie miasto w drodze pod K2. Czas na dokładne przepakowanie i chwilę odpoczynku przed wyruszeniem w góry.

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# more: – https://www.facebook.com/pg/Jedrek.Bargiel/about/

# Previous: – Andrzej Bargiel Aims to Ski K2.

* source: –  https://andrzejbargiel.com/en/

** see also: – Spring 2018 Himalayan Recap.

– 15 days Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking .

– Overview of Trekking Routes in Nepal.  Expedition in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Routes (Ama Dablam, Annapurna, Makalu, Manaslu, Pumori)

– Nepal Celebrates 65th Anniversary of First Ascent of Mt. Everest.

– Today is 65th Anniversary of Everest’s First Ascent.

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