The first ever ski descent of K2
Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel has achieved a world first by not only climbing, but skiing from the summit of K2; the world’s second highest mountain. We share this incredible accomplishment and some exhilarating winter challenges that will test your mental and physical challenges to the limit.

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30-year-old Bargiel made the solo ascent of the ‘savage mountain’ without supplementary oxygen, before strapping on his skis to begin the historic 8-hour descent from the 8,611m peak.

Succeeding where many had failed before, Bargiel achieved what is thought as the final frontier in extreme skiing and with K2 widely recognised as the toughest mountain ascent in the world, this feat is all the more astonishing.

The Pole was supported in this project by his brother, Bartłomiej - whose drone skills were highlighted in the remarkable rescue of Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen who had fallen while attempting to descend nearby Broad Peak.

Inspired to take on a snow-blanketed adventure of your own? Check out some of these incredibly rewarding challenges in the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.

Baffin Island Expedition

Extreme. Elite. Life changing. Experience the elements as never before as you take on the ultimate personal challenge on the Youth Adventure Trust’s Baffin Island Expedition

Journey over the most challenging terrain across Canada's Baffin Island

King's Trail Arctic Snowshoe

Explore the remarkable and ever-changing landscapes of Swedish Lapland on an incredible winter snowshoe expedition through one of the best locations on earth to view the incredible Northern Lights.

Hike though the ever-changing landscapes of Swedish Laplandr

Everest Base Camp Trek

Create memories to last forever as you trek to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest. With breathtakingly beautiful scenery, fascinating culture and friendly people; this is the ultimate trek of a lifetime.

Trek to the foot of the highest mountain on earth

The Husky Trail Lapland

Drive your own team of husky companions for 250km across the Arctic wilderness from Norway to Sweden on this brilliant dog sled & wilderness challenge.

Cover 250km from Norway to Sweden with your husky companions

Iceland Glacier Trek

Clip into your ski's and trek around the magnificent Langjökull glacier - the second largest glacier in Iceland and enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way.

Trek around Iceland's second largest glacier

Ski Touring in Southern Europe

A thrilling 4-day ski touring adventure in the Spanish Pyrenees, with experienced & knowledgeable guides and three nights in mountain refuges. Discover the true beauty of the Catalonian region as you ski-tour through beautiful Pyrenean Valleys.

Grab your skis and explore the mountains of Catalonia

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There's nothing more rewarding than achieving inspirational personal goals in the some the world's most incredible destinations. If these adventures aren't quite for you, take a look at all of our winter challenges.

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