Kinga Baranowska and Piotr Pustelnik starts from airport in Warsaw March 11.
ANNAPURNA DREAM Expedition team: Kinga Baranowska and Piotr Pustelnik (Poland), Peter Hamor (Słowacja), Horia Colibasanu (Rumunia).
KInga Baranowska and Piotr Pustelnik wants to climb Annapurna (8091m) by north face and German route.
The expedition begins on March 11 and will last until the end of April.
Description of the expedition:
The team wants to climb Annapurna (8091m) by north face and German route. They want to be in the Annapurna base around April 10.
Kinga and Piotr decided to acclimatise before the proper climb on Annapurna by summiting Pumori (7161m) – a popular climbing peak and the easiest route is graded class 3. Pumori (or Pumo Ri) is a mountain in the Himalaya on the Nepal-Tibet border. Pumori lies just eight kilometres west of Mount Everest.
Kinga Baranowska – (born 1976) – polish mountaineer. Currently living in Warsaw.
On year later she summited Dhaulagiri (May 1, 2008 ) – her first attempt to reach the summit from north-east face, in September, 2007 failed. In the same year on 5th of October Kinga Baranowska as the first Polish woman summited Manaslu (8163 m) which is located in Nepal.
On 18th of May Kinga Baranowska as the first Polish woman summited Kangchenjunga (8586 m) which is located in Nepal.
Kinga’s Summits :
Cho Oyu (8201 m) – October , 2003 ;
Broad Peak (8047 m) – Julay 22, 2006 – The 11 woman ascent;
Nanga Parbat (8125 m) Julay 18, 2007;
Official site : – http://www.kingabaranowska.com/
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Chemical engineer by profession. Doctor of Technical Sciences. Specialty: industrial risk and safety business.
He climbs up since 1975. Climbing instructor. Climbed in the Tatras, the Alps, the Dolomites, in Pamirze, Karakoram and the Himalayas.
Nobel Prize “Fair Play” the Polish Olympic Committee. Honorary Citizen of the City of Lodz, Poland.
In the years 1990 – 2008 he summited 13 of all 14 eight-thousanders, Annapurna is the final peak.
Currently, he is involved in a project of “Three Crowns”, aiming to reach the 14 highest peaks of the Himalayas, next to the highest and the second highest peaks of all the Continents.
Piotr Pustelnik: The Knight’s comeback.
The Himalayan Knight is back to face his last 8000er for the fifth time.
Piort is dedicating the climb to long-time friend and climbing mate Piotr Morawski, perished in a crevasse on Dhaulagiri last year. Morawski’s death put an end to the legendary “Three Peters” (Pustelnik, Morawski and Slovak Peter Hamor) who had accomplished some of the foremost Himalaya expeditions in later years.
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Annapurna (Sanskrit, Nepali, Nepal Bhasa: अन्नपूर्णा) is a series of peaks in the Himalayas, a 55 km (34 mi)-long massif of which the highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8091m, making it the 10th-highest summit in the world and one of the 14 “eight-thousanders“. It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. (Dhaulagiri I lies 34 km west of Annapurna I.)
Annapurna I was the first 8,000-metre (26,200 ft) peak to be climbed. Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, of a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog (including Lionel Terray,Gaston Rébuffat, Marcel Ichac, Jean Couzy, Marcel Schatz, Jacques Oudot, Francis de Noyelle), reached the summit on 3 June 1950.
Summited Annapurna by 8 Poles:
- 1987 – Artur Hajzer, Jerzy Kukuczka , On 3 February – made the first winter ascent of Annapurna I.
- 1991 – Bogdan Stefko, Krzysztof Wielicki, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Ryszard Pawłowski, Mariusz Sprutta,
- 1996 – Andrzej Marciniak
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