Piotr Pustelnik summits Annapurna – bags the 14x8000ers!

(ExWeb/Madrid) “Hey, it’s me – Piotr Pustelnik. I must have some serious mental illness…I want to go back to Annapurna next spring.” Piotr told ExplorersWeb some months ago.

After four failed attempts and several broken promises, the Himalayan knight was back to his final 8000er. It has paid off – today, he stood on the top together with friend and “second Peter” Hamor, from Slovakia. According to Hamor home team, the climbers stood on top at 1:45pm, local time.

Piotr has thus become the third Polish climber to complete the 14x8000ers, after Jerzy Kukuczka and Krzysztof Wielicki.

Update 11:23 am EDT: Fellow Pole and team mate Kinga Baranowska has also reached the top. “In spite of hurricane-force winds, we reached Annapurna summit,” Kinga reported. “Now we are descending slowly; please, think of us…”

Anna was Kinga’s 7th 8000er.

It is yet unclear whether Russians Serguey Bogmolov and E. Vinogardsky have topped-out as well. Seasoned Annapurna veteran and 11, 8000er summiteer Serguey Bogomolov from Russia was a member in Piotr team. Bogomolov tried Anna latest in 2008; suffered frostbite and left for home, but returned to try and rescue Iñaki Ochoa de Olza.

The amazing “Three Peters” (Pustelik, Hamor and Morawski) suffered a fatal blow in spring 2009, when Piotr Morawski fell to his death in a crevasse on Dhaulagiri. “I still get emotional thinking about him and that stupid accident,” Piotr told ExplorersWeb. “However, Peter Hamor and I must get out of the shadow after Piotrek’s death. Maybe this trip should be a tribute to him.”

* Polish version of this post:

Annapurna Dream 2010: Pustelnik z Koroną Himalajów!

Climbers who have reached the summit of all 14 eight-thousanders

Field 02 lists people who have peaked all 14 without bottled oxygen.

All without
O2 (order)
Name Period born at age Nationality
1 1 Reinhold Messner 1970-1986 1944 42 Flag of Italy Italian
2 Jerzy Kukuczka 1979-1987 1948 39 Flag of Poland Polish
3 2 Erhard Loretan 1982-1995 1959 36 Flag of Switzerland Swiss
4 Carlos Carsolio 1985-1996 1962 33 Flag of Mexico Mexican
5 Krzysztof Wielicki 1980-1996 1950 46 Flag of Poland Polish
6 3 Juanito Oiarzabal 1985-1999 1956 43 Flag of Spain Spanish
7 Sergio Martini 1983-2000 1949 51 Flag of Italy Italian
8 Young Seok Park 1993-2001 1963 38 Flag of South Korea Korean
9 Hong Gil Um 1988-2001 1960[6] 40 Flag of South Korea Korean
10 4 Alberto Iñurrategi 1991-2002[7] 1968 33 Flag of Spain Spanish
11 Wang Yong Han 1994-2003 1966 37 Flag of South Korea Korean
12 5[8] Ed Viesturs 1989-2005 1959 46 Flag of the United States American
13 6[9][10][11] Silvio Mondinelli 1993-2007 1958 49 Flag of Italy Italian
14 7[12] Ivan Vallejo 1997-2008 1959 49 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador
15 8 [13] Denis Urubko 2000-2009 1973 35 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
16 Ralf Dujmovits 1990-2009 1961[14] 47 Flag of Germany German
17 9 Veikka Gustafsson 1993-2009 1968 41 Flag of Finland Finnish
18 [16] Andrew Lock 1993-2009 1961 48 Flag of FinlandAustralia
19 10 João Garcia 1993-2010 1967 43 Portugal Portuguese
20 Piotr Pustelnik 1990-2010 1951 59 Poland Polish
21 [21] Oh Eun-Sun 1997-2010 1966 44 South Korea Korean


Piotr Pustelnik – famous Polish climber. /Version english and polish/

** Previous story  :

–  Veikka Gustafsson completes the 14×8000ers list!

–   Andrew Lock completes the 14×8000ers list!

–  Oh Eun-Sun summits Annapurna – becomes the first woman 14x8000er summiteer!

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2 Responses

  1. Sorry, please delete my last and this comment. Yes, he repeated without bottled oxgen in 2001, but Alberto finished the 14 only in 2002, so Nr. 3 is correct. Sorry, again…. 😦

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