And this is why you should follow his journey

Located on the China-Pakistan border and rising 8,611 meters high (28,251 feet), K2 is the second highest peak in the world and is considered the second most dangerous 8,000+ meter mountain to climb; about one of every four people who summits dies.

Adriane Ballinger is a world-class mountaineer, skier, and businessman, and he is the founder of Alpenglow Expeditions. An incredibly humble and kind man with a refreshing perspective on safety and decision-making, Adriane is 

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