14x8000er summiteer and winter Himalayan climbing expert, Krzysztof Wielicki. courtesy HiMountain.eu
The Polish team led by Krzysztof Wielicki, aiming for a Winter ascent on Nanga Parbat's Schell route set up C1 earlier this week - days ahead of the beginning of calendar winter. "Our goal is to start the climb to the summit during the winter season," stated member Artur Hajzer and leader Krzysztof Wielicki from BC. Image of the Polish C1 on Nanga, courtesy of the team/HiMountain (click to enlarge).
GI Winter team members approaching the base of the peak's south side. courtesy ABC Winter GI team
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(By Angela Benavides) Will the recent Gasherbrum II winter victory prove a Karakoram dream mile - considered impossible until broken and then followed by many in short time? Cast your vote in the new poll, but first - check out the following analysis by living winter legend Krzysztof Wielicki.2011 may end up a very significant year for Himalayan winter climbing. The first Karakoram giant (GII) has been topped out in winter and more milestones could be ahead with a small team shooting for a new route on GI and the Polish...