"While theres certainly no question that this is a dangerous game were playing, theres nobody here with a death wish," Trey Cook states. In the image, Trey training in the French Alps before K2. Image by Fredrik Ericsson courtesy Fredrik Ericsson, SOURCE
Fredrik "squeezing every bit of life out of every second of every day". Image by Tommy Heinrich courtesy Fredrik Ericsson - Tommy Heinrich, SOURCE
File image of Bulgarian Petar Umzhiev; general view of K2 by ATP. courtesy Petar Umzhiev, SOURCE
"All that really matters is what you do with the time between the day you were born and that inevitable day of departure - which is why were here," concludes Trey. In the image, mate Fredrik approaching C3 on K2 Cesen route. Image by Trey Cook courtesy Fredrik Ericsson, SOURCE
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While its a dangerous game were playing, theres nobody here with a death wish, states Trey Cook. Currently on K2 and teaming up with sky-skier Fredrik Ericsson, the American climber reflects on the circumstances that brought Bulgarian Petar Unzhiev to get sick and die in C2, with nobody else in tents around to notice. He also tries to explain how, after a moment of thought, all characters currently on the "Savage Mountain" stage just go on with the show.Hours away from setting off towards the summit, Trey had a story to tell...