Polish Climbers Missing on Broad Peak

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2013
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Polish climbers Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Tomasz Kowalski and Artur Malek have made the first winter ascent of Broad Peak (8,051 m), Karakorum, Pakistan.

Broad Peak showing the camps of the Polish team
© Polish Broad Peak Expedition

The team summited in the early evening on the 5th of March.

Artur Małek and Adam Bielecki then managed to descend safely to Camp 4 (7,400m) but Tomasz Kowalski and Maciej Berbeka are reported to have bivved at around 7900m due to being too exhausted to continue down.

Tomasz Kowalski and Maciej Berbeka are now considered to be missing on the mountain.

Updates are currently being published on Facebook at by Artur Hajzer (Polish) and also on Planet Mountain (English), but there is no news of the missing climbers yet.

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