Cold – Gasherbrum II in Winter

An incredible look at what goes into climbing an 8,000 meter peak in winter and the emotional challenges that come with the pressures of climbing in such an inhospitable environment.

By Cory Richards | February 10th, 2018

As the Polish expedition continues to forge their way up K2 (8,611 meters), with the goal of completing the first ever winter ascent of the Savage Mountain, it’s worth revisiting this fantastic piece of filmmaking by the American climber Cory Richards.

Along with the Italian Simone Moro and the Russian-Polish Denis Urubko (who is on the current K2 expedition and was one of the men to rescue Elisabeth Revol from the flanks of Nanga Parbat at the end of January 2018), Richards made the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II (8,035 meters) in 2011.


 

Also read

Nanga Parbat: Rescuers Save Revol, Could Not Help Mackiewicz

and 

Simone Moro to Attempt the “Coldest Climb in History”

 

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