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History Made as Andrzej Bargiel Skis From Summit of K2

Polish skier Andrzej Bargiel has made the first ski descent from the summit of K2 and makes history.

He skied it on the morning of July 22, a day after 31 climbers reached the summit.

He left base camp on July 19 and joined his climbing partner Janusz Golab at camp two where they made their way up to camp five.

The 31 climbers to reach the summit was likely the most in history for one day and including people from Mngolia, Pakistan, Japan, China, Nepal, Ireland, Switzerland and Mexico.

Chhang Dawa Sherpa made his seventh ascent of the peak and has climbed all 8,000ers.

Bargiel’s descent route followed the Abruzzi Route, Voie Normale and sections of the Polish Route to the South Face.

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