Andrzej Bargiel announced today he would shortly be reattempting to ski Mount Everest from the summit to base without supplemental oxygen or Sherpa support. The Polish mountaineer’s first attempt was in 2019, an expedition that ended after five weeks due to a gigantic overhanging serac over the Khumbu Icefall.
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Barjiel is most famous for his ascent and ski descent of K2 in 2019.
Unveiling his plans at a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, Bargiel revealed he would travel to Nepal with a small team tomorrow with hopes of beginning the climb in September.
Bargiel explained that while Everest is more brutal to climb right now during the post-monsoon season, due to excess snow, it is safer to ski down as crevasses will be covered. He would also like to complete the project before global warming makes it impossible.
“Global warming is affecting the conditions of high-altitude mountains and this activity may not be feasible in 10 years.”
– Andrzej Bargiel
Everest has only been fully skied once by Davo Karnicar in 2000, who used supplemental oxygen.