Tomorrow marks the first official day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, which means groups of very hearty climbers will now be working their way into position on some of the big Himalayan peaks in an attempt to make a winter ascent of one of those giant mountains. It seems only fitting then that we should look back at a previous winter climb in this video, which documents the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in winter. The mountain was climbed by none other than Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards, with the men topping out on February 2, 2011. The video below gives you an idea of what they endured on that climb.
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