In 18 days Bargiel managed to reach three out of five Snow Leopard peaks as he’s firmly marching toward breaking the speed record belonging to Denis Urubko and Andrey Molotov, who completed the challenge in 42 days back in 1999. The biggest advantage Bargiel has over the Russian climbers, are his skis that allow him to travel much faster through the difficult terrain. The pace imposed by the Polish skier is indeed sensational – Lenin Peak (under 16 hours), Korzhenevskaya Peak (13 hours) and now Ismoil Somoni Peak (under 28 hours).
The expedition’s part in Tajikistan is now over. The crew will soon come back to Kirgistan, where Bargiel will confront the final two peaks – Pobeda Peak and Khan Tengri. On both peaks he plans to attempt the first ever full ski descents.
CANAL+DISCOVERY channel is the strategic partner of the project. The filming crew that accompanies Bargiel during the expedition will create a documentary series illustrating his struggles with an ambitious and dangerous challenge. The project is furthermore supported by Atomic, Salomon, Sobiesław Zasada Automotive, Pajak Sport and IMM – Insitute of Media Monitoring.