On 30 April 2021 Andrzej Bargiel, most famous for the breathtaking first-ever ski descent of the world’s second-highest peak, K2, made the first ascent of 20,269-foot (6178m) Yawash Sar II in the Karakorum, Pakistan. He reached the summit via the west face, and then made the mountain’s first ski descent.
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Beginning the ascent at 4 am he reached halfway with his climbing partner Jędrek Baranowski, before pushing to the summit on his own. He reached the summit at 11 am, and then following a short abseil, put on his skis. The ski descent took two hours.
“The wall was very demanding, especially in the summit cone, but the descent was quite enjoyable.”
– Andrzej Bargiel