Video: Climbing Gasherbrum I In Winter

So whatโ€™s it like to climb an 8000 meter peak in winter? The video below will definitely provide some insights. This was released a few days back by the Polish team currently attempting the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum I, an 8080 meter (26,509 ft) monster in Pakistanโ€™s Karakoram range. The team is currently in BC, where they are sitting out the bad weather, so presumably that gave them plenty of time to edit and upload this video.

I love the shot of the climber warming his feat by the gas cooking stove. I guess you get very creative in finding ways to stay warm.

Kraig Becker