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Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy celebrating their summit.
Image by Bogdan Jankowski courtesy Polskie Himalaje, SOURCE
All the members of the 1980 Polish Winter Everest team
Image by Bogdan Jankowski courtesy Polskie Himalaje, SOURCE
They started on the Ice Fall on January 5th.
Image by Stanisław Jaworski courtesy Polskie Himalaje, SOURCE
Winter Everest ladders.
Image by Krzysztof Wielicki courtesy Polskie Himalaje, SOURCE
More ladders.
Image by Krzysztof Wielicki courtesy Polskie Himalaje, SOURCE

Polish Winter Broad Peak commemorate first Everest/Polish Winter summit

Posted: Feb 17, 2013 06:00 pm EST

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(Newsdesk) Today 33-years ago on February 17th, 1980, Everest was summited for the first time in Winter. This was also the first winter summit of any of the 8000 meter peaks. Two climbers of a Polish team, Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy topped out at 7am. A Polish team on Broad Peak are preparing for a Winter summit push and are commemorating their fellow countrymen's victory. On EverestIn November 1977 the Polish team leader, Andrzej Zawada, flew to Kathmandu to get permission from Nepal to climb in...

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