10 Beautiful Photos Of K2 That Will Blow Your Mind!
Published: Aug 3, 2015

Polish photographer David Kaszlikowski took a series of stunning photographs of a glacier in the Karakoram region of Pakistan while on a film expedition. At the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers near K2, the second highest mountain in the world, he sent his drone on flights to scout the surrounding landscape

1. At the heart of Karakoram, a glacier formation found at Concordia at the very beginning of one of the longest glaciers on the planet, Baltoro


2. K2 mountain captured on a clear night just before sunrise


3. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metres above sea level


4. Training climb on the ice features of the Baltoro glacier


5. A photographer uses LED light to ‘paint’ the snow at Karakoram


6. The porters’ tent at K2’s base camp is just a tarpaulin stretched over the stones, left, while the other tents belong to expedition members


7. Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background


8. A view of the Gasherbrum IV massif


9. Balti porters carrying loads which range from 25kg to 50kg, a task they undertake often wearing only basic rubber sneakers filled with fresh grass to stop their feet slipping


10. The porters photographed outside at base camp. They sometimes light fires using rubbish from the expeditions


The original version of this post and these pictures can be found here.