Mountain Men: The Ghosts of K2

Dec 30, 2023 | Sports, Videos

Climb K2, the mountain of choice for many mountaineers, and explore its long and storied history. BBC Documentary brings you on a journey from the early days to the summit, featuring historical footage, photographs and re-enactments. Join Lino Lacedelli, Achille Compagnoni, Pete Schoening, Charlie Houston, Bob Bates, Ed Webster, Bill Putnam, Dudley Rochester, Bob Craig, George Bell, Tony Streather and Dee Molenaar as they take on one of the most challenging climbs in the world.

K2 has been an iconic challenge since its first ascent in 1954 and continues to be so today. Follow along as these mountaineers face their fears and take on some of the most dangerous terrain imaginable. Watch them climb up sheer rock faces with a mere footlocker between them and certain death. You’ll hear stories about near misses with avalanches and storms that took away campsites while they slept.

Whether you are an experienced climber or just a curious onlooker looking for a thrilling ride – this documentary is sure to leave you inspired by these remarkable people who have made it their life’s work to conquer this incredible peak. Get ready to experience breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like never before – tune into BBC documentary now and learn why K2 remains the mountaineers mountain of choice.

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