WATCH: Polish daredevil makes history as first person to ski down the second highest mountain in the world

Andrzej Bargiel makes record as the first person to ski down the epic K2 mountain which is over 8 000 metres high. (Photo: Czarek Sokolowski / AP)
Andrzej Bargiel makes record as the first person to ski down the epic K2 mountain which is over 8 000 metres high. (Photo: Czarek Sokolowski / AP)

Polish climber and daredevil skier Andrzej Bargiel is showing pictures from his latest trip, when he climbed and then skied down the world's second-highest mountain, K2 in the Karakoram range — the first person ever to do that feat.

At a news conference Friday in Warsaw, Bargiel showed video from his GoPro camera and from a drone of his July 22 daring descent on skis down the steep, narrow passages of K2, which rises 8 611 metres above sea level.

The 30-year-old from Letownia, a village in southern Poland near the Tatra Mountains, says from 2013-15 he skied down three other peaks above 8 000 metres: Shishapangma in China, Manaslu in Nepal and Broad Peak in the Karakoram.

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Poland's daredevil Andrzej Bargiel attends a press

Poland's daredevil Andrzej Bargiel attends a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo: Czarek Sokolowski, AP)

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