DJI Air 2S drone captures K2 summit at 8,611m
At 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) above sea level, K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. But with a death rate of over 25 percent, it is considered to be much more technically challenging and dangerous than Mount Everest. Meanwhile, British photographer Sandro Gromen-Hayes has not only summited the K2, but he also flew his DJI Air 2S drone at the top to record one of the best mountain footage you will ever see.
K2’s so-called Death Zone starts at 8,000 meters. Humans simply aren’t meant to survive there. American climber George Bell had famously declared after failing to summit in 1953 that “it’s a savage mountain that tries to kill you.”
Machines aren’t a fan of high altitudes, either. The $999 Air 2S, for example, has a max service ceiling of 5,000 meters above sea level. It means the drone’s performance above 5,000 meters cannot be guaranteed.
But Gromen-Hayes is not someone who gets put off easily by some specs on a sheet of paper. He has…