Polish Silver Broad Peak Expedition 2009 : over on Broad Peak.

Polish Silver Broad Peak Expedition 2009.

Broad Peak – it’s over.

Broad Peak _ Pawłowski 2009 New

Polish Silver Broad Peak Expedition led by Ryszard Pawłowski (he has summitted Everest three times 5/13/94, 5/12/95, and 5/18/99.); the team : Agenor Gawrzyał, Andrzej Życzkowski (KW Gliwice), Henryk Szczęsny, Piotr Snopczyński, Ryszard Zawada.

pawlowski-lider.jpgRyszard Pawłowski (24 June 1950) Polish alpine and high-altitude climber and photographer. Member of The Explorers Club.

Ryszard Pawlowski in the founder and co-owner of Patagonia Mountain Agency. He has been climbing since 1970 and is an alpinism instructor and guide. He has climbed the mountains of North and South America, the Himalayas, Alps, Caucasus, Pamirs and Tien Shain.


Ryszard Pawłowski wants to climb Broad Peak (8047m) by normal (first ascent) route.

Accomplishment time:

12.06.2009 – 01.08.2009

Description of the expedition:

The team wants to climb Broad Peak (8047m) by normal route.

The first ascent of Broad Peak was made on June 9, 1957 by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl of an Austrian expedition led by Marcus Schmuck. A first attempt by the team was made on May 29 where Fritz Wintersteller and Kurt Diemberger reached the forepeak (8,030m). This was also accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen or high altitude porters and without base camp support.

Karakoram wrap-up: over on Broad Peak.

Jul 20, 2009

Broad Peak – it’s over.

Bad weather thwarted all hopes for Broad Peak climbers on summit push last weekend: nobody reached beyond the peak’s foresummit, according to reports. Moreover, summit day ended up tragically as Italian Cristina Castagna fell to her death on the way down.

“It’s been impossible,” Polish team leader Ryszard Pawlowski reported earlier today. “The weather gave us no break – we’re going down to BC today.”

Expedition leader Ryszard Pawlowski writes today on the Patagonia website that forecasts show no chance of a window before the end of  accomplishment time. They organizing porters and  Jul 23, 2009 BC is packed up.

* Source : – http://www.patagonia.com.pl/

** see :  – all my post, select category : – Ryszard Pawłowski

Tragedy on Broad Peak, 2009 climbing season – Cristina Castagna lost on descent from C4.


** zapraszam na relacje z wypraw polskich himalaistów.

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