Andrzej Bargiel

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Andrzej Bargiel
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Full nameAndrzej Michał Bargiel
Born (1988-04-10) 10 April 1988 (age 31)
Łętownia, Poland
Ski clubTKN Tatra Team

Andrzej Michał Bargiel (Polish pronunciation: [ˈandʐɛj ˈmʲixaw ˈbarɡʲɛl]; born 18 April 1988 in Łętownia) is a Polish ski mountaineer, backcountry skier, mountain runner and climber. He represents the TKN Tatra Team. He is the current record holder in taking the least amount of time to achieve the Snow Leopard award. He is also the current record holder for the Elbrus Race (in 2010, extreme route, 3:23:37). In September 2014, Bargiel set a record time climbing from base camp to the summit of Manaslu in 14 hours 5 minutes. He also set a record time for base-peak-base at 21 hours 14 minutes.[1] In July 2018, he completed his ascent of K2 and was the first ever to ski from the summit. He lives in Zakopane.[2][3] He climbs in the sport style, without the support of bottled oxygen.

In February 2019, Bargiel was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.[4]

Selected results[edit]

  • 2009:
  • 2010:
  • 2013:
  • 2014:
  • 2015:
  • 2016:
    • Winning the Snow Leopard award in record time - 29 days 17 hours 5 minutes from the start of the ABC July 15
      • Lenin Peak - July 16 (ascent from Advanced BC at the height of 4400 meters to the summit in 13 hours 30 minutes and exit from the summit on skis to ABC in 2 hours).
      • Peak Korzhenevskaya - July 25 (ascent from Moskvina BC at the height of 4350 meters to the summit in 8 hours 40 minutes; exit from the summit on skis for the snow line and the descent to the base camp).
      • Ismoil Somoni Peak - August 2 (ascent from Moskvina BC at the height of 4350 meters to the summit in 14 hours 25 minutes; exit from the summit on skis for the snow line and the descent to the base camp).
      • Khan Tengri - August 10 (ascent from the South Inylchek BC at an altitude of 4070 meters to the summit in 8 hours 17 minutes; descent on skis from an altitude of about 6300 m).
      • Jengish Chokusu - August 14, 12:35 local time, descent on skis.
  • 2017, May 21 - Skiing Mallory's Couloir of the north face Aiguille du Midi
  • 2018, July 22 - First man in history to ski from the summit of K2 to base camp without removing skis.[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Speed on Manaslu: Andrzej Bargiel's New Record". ExplorersWeb.com. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  2. ^ Personal information, Facebook
  3. ^ "First Ski descent on K2". dreamwanderlust.com. 22 July 2018.
  4. ^ Teasdale, Aaron (25 February 2019). "Meet the skier who made the 'impossible' first solo descent of K2". National Geographic.
  5. ^ 2010 Patrouille des Glaciers Archived June 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "First Ski descent on K2". dreamwanderlust.com. 22 July 2018.