This is for those who love adventure and the true essence of what adventure actually means, but these guys set out to to what no else has done, achieving the alpine dream.
Over the past 29 years, over 18 teams have set out to tried and failed to climb Gasherbrum II during the winter season, one of Pakistan’s 8,000 meter peaks.
In February 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, and Corey Richards became the first to achieve this alpine dream by summiting Gasherbrum II, surviving -50 degree temperatures and 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 you from pursuing it.
When you find a passion, you can never turn your back on it.