/ Broad Peak - winter

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Henry Iddon - on 05 Mar 2013
Apparently a Polish team has summited Broad Peak making it the 1st winter ascent.
Henry Iddon - on 05 Mar 2013
Frank4short - on 05 Mar 2013
mrchewy - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short: Nice short film that, made hard work look fun.
hamish - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Great video! Like their spirit.
wspinacz32 - on 05 Mar 2013
lowersharpnose - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Thanks for that.
Henry Iddon - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Great - lots of Type 2 pleasure in there ! Nice afterwards :)
ice.solo - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Henry Iddon:

awesome, truely good stuff.

i was messing about on BP a few years back in summer of course, and recall digging out lengths of 5mm fixed line lower down that took half the season to expose and were still under 2m of snow in most places.
made me contemplate the sheer mentality of guys being out there in winter.
same season denis ubroko was out there caching their stuff for the following winter - just seeing their rack of mattocks for smashing ice to melt water put it into perspective.

wild stuff.
Bootsy - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Henry Iddon: Seems that, worryingly, two of the four Poles are now missing having shared a bivy at 7900m. Here's hoping for good news.

http://www.explorersweb.com/everest_k2/news.php?id=21321
lummox - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Bootsy: Nails. And impressive if a bit mad.
whistler - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Henry Iddon:

2 Polish climbers Kowalski and Berbeka still missing. The most recent development: Bielecki and Maleka have been ordered to start descending from C4.

Let's hope for a positive conclusion to this dramatic situation.
Henry Iddon - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to whistler:

Yes sadly those on the mountain are heading down with the 2 still listed as 'missing' - a big storm is heading in tonight as well.

A sad out come to an incredible achievement.
Talius Brute - on 08 Mar 2013

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