I created this video from some of the Kodachrome still images I made in Pakistan's Karakoram, as a member of the 1978 American K2 expedition - the first successful American ascent of the world's second highest mountain. There is now a road to Askole - the last village on the approach to the mountain. But, back then, we trekked 125 miles on foot with more than 300 porters carrying the expedition's supplies, along the treacherous Braldu River gorge and the full length of the Baltoro Glacier, past eight of the world's 8,000+ meter peaks. The video ends at Concordia, with it's classic view of K2. (I climbed to Camp V - at almost 8,000 meters - without using bottled oxygen. Someday I'll make another video about that part of the expedition.) Some of these images appeared in the May 1979 cover story of National Geographic magazine: "Americans Climb K2."