Video: Bagging the First Ascent of Saser Kangri II

In September of last year, climbers Steve Swenson, Mark Richey, and Freddie Wilkinson made the first ascent of Saser Kangri II, the second highest unclimbed peak in the world at that time. Located deep in the Karakoram range, the mountain stands 7518 meters (24,665 ft) in height and includes a formidable 1700 meter (5577 ft) face that had to be overcome to reach the summit. The men have now released a film of their climb, entitled The Old Breed, which debuted last week at the American Alpine Club’s annual dinner. The trailer for that film can be found below and it looks amazing.

The Old Breed from Cowboy Bear Ninja on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker