Two years ago this week, a team of five, lead by legendary ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel, took on climbing and skiing the world's second highest mountain, K2, to battle against nature’s odds as they navigated their climb and ski routes using a drone. Before the expedition, Bargiel’s brother, drone pilot Bartek Bargiel, never thought that his drone would be used to save lives. Bartek believes that what transpired has served as groundbreaking research in understanding the capability of drones, and how they can be used to help other climbers and skiers conquer the world's deadliest mountains and routes more safely.

For more on the above, be sure to watch the full documentary film on Andrzej Bargiel’s historic first ski descent of K2, which is now available for your viewing pleasure on Red Bull TV at redbull.com/k2.

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