Last month Dave Watson skied down the Bottleneck of K2. He was part of a group of climbers who were making the last attempt on the mountain for the year. Unfortunately for them, they found that the snow was too deep and thus progress was too slow for a summit bid.
Having decided to turn around, Watson who had carried the skis all the way up on his backpack, took them off and skid down the Bottleneck. He kept skiing will he reached as far as he could on the shoulder of K2.
Along with others who wanted to ski down K2 this year, they had been shaken by the death of Michele Fait early in the K2 season while he was skiing down the lower slopes.