Two peaks, two friends, and two ski descents. Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski roam through Pakistan’s Karakoram to create their own history. The Karakoram Ski Expedition aimed to scale and then ski down two 6,000m mountains, Yawash Sar II (6,178m) in the Ghidims-Dur Valley and Laila Peak (6,096m) in the Hushe Valley. The other goal of the expedition was to explore new areas for future travels. In the space of 10 days, the friends climbed both peaks and skied down them. Although there is plenty of extreme adventure, this film is primarily a story of getting to know local culture, meeting new people, and spending time with friends during many hours of trekking.
The expedition was a part of the Hic Sunt Leones (Here Are Lions) project initiated by Andrzej Bargiel to demystify the stereotype of a “martyr” climber, organize expeditions individually, and make ski descents of the highest mountains in the world.