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Poland’s daredevil shows video from skiing down K2

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Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 7:15 PM
Poland’s daredevil Andrzej Bargiel attends a press conference Friday in Warsaw, Poland.

WARSAW, Poland – Polish climber and daredevil skier Andrzej Bargiel is showing pictures from his latest trip, when he climbed and then skied down the world’s second-highest mountain, K2 in the Karakoram range – the first person ever to do that feat.

At a news conference Friday in Warsaw, Bargiel showed video from his GoPro camera and from a drone of his July 22 daring descent on skis down the steep, narrow passages of K2, which rises 28,251 feet above sea level.

The 30-year-old from Letownia, a village in southern Poland near the Tatra Mountains, says from 2013-15 he skied down three other peaks above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet): Shishapangma in China, Manaslu in Nepal and Broad Peak in the Karakoram.

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