The previous Snow Leopard’s speed record belongs to Denis Urubko and Andrey Molotov and was set back in 1999. The Russians climbed five peaks in 42 days. Bargiel plans to complete the task in 30 days.
In 2010 Andrzej won the Elbrus Race and established the speed record on the highest peak of Caucasus that remains unbeaten to this day. He was three-time Polish champion in ski mountaineering and scored third place in ISMF overall world cup ranking in 2009. In 2013 Bargiel skied down from Shishapangma (8013 m), while in 2014 he broke few speed records on Manaslu (8156 m), using skis on his way up as well as on the way down. Finally last year he became the first man in the world to successfully attempt the ski descent from top of Broad Peak (8051 m) situated in the Pakistani Karakoram.
As in the previous expeditions, it’s not only the goal that matters. Bargiel claims that the way to achieve it, the adventure and the whole experience that comes along is far more important to him.