This is for you if you love adventure and the true essence of what adventure actually means, but these guys set out to do what no else had done, achieving the alpine dream.
Over the past 29 years, over 18 expedition teams have set out to achieve the alpine dream of reaching the summit of Gasherbrum II during the winter season. Gasherbrum II is one of Pakistan’s 8,000 meter peaks, but every one of the 18 previous expedition attempts all ended in failure, until now.
In February 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, and Corey Richards became the first team to achieve the alpine dream of summiting Gasherbrum II. They survived -50 degree temperatures, plus a massive avalanche. Richards captured both the glory and the pain of their adventure in this raw and moving first-person look at modern super-alpinism.
Anyone who loves climbing will know that the climbing bug can get you at any moment and you are left with having a severe case of Climbing Addiction.
To many people, seeing men and women scale some of the world highest mountains in such severe conditions and facing death on a daily basis can seem like absolute lunacy, but as anyone knows who is in love with this sport, the passion and love of it, is all that is needed. The crazy aspects and dangers of it are not remotely enough to stop those who love the sport of mountaineering from pursuing it.
When you find a passion, you can never turn your back on it.