11,483 vertical feet or bust

Inside Fredrik Ericsson and Trey Cook's historic attempt to ski K2 later this month.

Updated: July 16, 2010, 5:30 PM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN Action Sports

Most of the ski expeditions around the world have concluded now, which is fitting, since that means we can fixate on one that may warrant consideration as the greatest achievement in skiing history.

Swedish alpine savant Fredrik Ericsson and Chamonix-based climber/journalist Trey Cook are in the middle of an expedition on 28,251-foot K2 -- the world's second tallest mountain, and alpine climbing's holy grail -- that is already six weeks old and could produce a first descent ...

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