Denis Urubko, Simone Moro, Gasherbaum II
A rare winter sunrise warms Denis Urubko and Simone Moro (trailing) en route to the summit of Pakistan's Gasherbaum II.
Urubko, Moro, Richards, Gasherbaum II
Urubko, Moro, and Richards at the summit
Join us on this page on December 8th at any time between 7 and 9 P.M. MST to watch Cold, Forge Motion Picture's 19-minute, award-winning film about the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II.
Starting at 7:30 P.M. MST, click this link for a live chat with climber Simone Moro, videographer Cory Richards, filmmaker Anson Fogel, and screenwriter Kelly Cordes.
On February 2nd, 2011, Dennis Urubko, Simone Moro, and Cory Richards made mountaineering history when they summited Pakistan's 8,000 meter Gasherbrum II in winter. They got lost on the mountain's upper slopes during a whiteout, were hit by an avalanche, and fell into a crevasse on the descent. The film won Grand Prize at Banff Film Festival and the Five Point Film Festival and was selected for the Charlie Fowler award at Telluride Mountainfilm.
For more on the summit of Gasherbrum II, read Grayson Schaffer's story, "Partly Crazy With a Chance of Frostbite."