Himalaya 2017: Everest Summiteer Cory Richards Shares Intimate Challenges of His Life.

In the mountaineer world Cory Richards is known as quite a success story. He is an accomplished climber and adventure photographer who has topped out on some of the world’s tallest peaks, including Everest. Back in 2011, he was even part of the first team to complete a winter ascent of Gasherbrum II, joining Simone Moro and Denis Urubko on the summit. To all outside appearances, Richards looked like a guy who had the world at his feet, knocking off tall peaks in remote parts of the world and delivering some of the most stunning images of those places. But, as it turns out, he was also battling a lot of demons, which hid just below the surface threatening to bring it all crashing down.

In a new article for National Geographic, Richards opens up about the challenges he has faced in his personal life, revealing that he first ran into trouble as a young teenager who began using drugs and found himself homeless on the street at the age of 13. That would alienate him from his family for a time and send him on a downward spiral that would leave a lasting impression on any young person. But, he would eventually crawl out of that situation and reunite with his family.

Years later, while climbing Gasherbrum II, he would get caught in an avalanche, narrowly avoiding death. Understandably that would lead to Richards developing a case of PTSD that would begin to haunt him on and off the mountain. He started to drink, he battled addiction issues, he got married but struggled to stay faithful. The difficulties continued to mount, even as his career really started to take off. Eventually, it would all come crashing down. He lost his wife, he left the multimedia studio he helped found, he turned away from friends, and it looked like everything would implode.

Then, last year, climber Adrian Ballinger reached out to Richards to see if he would be interested in climbing Everest together. The two men traveled to Nepal and went to work on the highest mountain on the planet, using social media in unique ways to document their climb. On summit day, Ballinger was forced to turn back, but Richards continued upward, reaching the summit alone. It was then that he knew he had to confront the demons that he faced and get his life together.

In the article, Cory shares some very personal stories about his internal battles, how he got to the lowest point in his life, and what it has been like to crawl back out of that spot again. He gives us a stark, honest look at himself with the hopes that his story might help others, even as sharing the truth helps him too. It is an interest read and a cautionary tale for sure.

Check it on in its entirety here.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Himalaya 2017: Everest Summiteer Cory Richards Shares Intimate Challenges of His Life

** see also: –Himalaya Spring 2017: Season Progressing On Schedule.

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Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII summiteers back in BC, GI team at work on a new route.

(By Angela Benavides) Denis Urubko just checked in from Gasherbrum’s BC. The team is safely back after bagging the first winter 8000er summit in Pakistan – but only by sheer luck, the Kazakh said.

Gerfried, Louis and Alex will set off towards a new route on Hidden Peak’s south face as soon as weather conditions permit.

Winter GII: Alive by miracle

The GII winter pioneers are safe and sound in BC after an extremely tough descent. Crossing the Gasherbrum glacier between C1 and BC alone took them most part of the day. According to the first comments, yesterday was even worse though.

“We’re in BC – all alive and fine – simply luck,” Denis texted his wife minutes ago. However, Urubko’s laconic words barely illustrate what it really took to descend from the summit.

At arrival, Simone described a nightmarish experience to the wide-eyed Gerfried, Louis and Alex.

“They said descending was much worse than the summit climb,” Alex Txikon told Jorge Chueca of Barrabes.com over sat-phone. “Relentless avalanches falling from G5 and G6 came at them in all directions – Simone swears it was only by miracle that none swept them off. They showed us some summit pics in such extreme col conditions that – God – they’re scary!”

Further reports by the climbers themselves, details and images are expected through the weekend – after the men get some well deserved rest.

GI team on a new route on the south side

Meanwhile Gerfried Göschl, Louis Rousseau and Alex Txikon have also made the best of their day. Taking  advantage of slihgtly better conditions today, they set off from BC early this morning and found a line to the base of GI’s south face – the chosen flank to open a new route. “It took us just 3 hours to reach the base of the wall so, since we were strong and had plenty of time, got to work and fixed the first 200 meters towards our planned C1,” Alex was happy to report. The three men then returned to BC, just in time to greet Simone, Denis and Cory.

As for the planned new route, Txikon ponders its relative safety, but also the extra motivation brought by the chance to forge a new line on a Karakoram winter 8000er. “The targeted line is extremely avalanche-prone in summer, but safer this time of the year,” Txikon said yesterday.

“Also, this way we will avoid the dangerous crossing of Gasherbrum glacier (necessary on the way to GI and GII normal routes). We are not going strictly alpine-style, but will try to climb as light and fast as possible,” Alex added. “It’s a lesson we’ve learned from Simone & Co. ”

Team leader gerfried Göschl had been studying GI’s topo for possible new lines, but the final decision has been made public only now.

Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:

Broad Peak

Polish Winter Broad Peak team website

GII

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog
Denis Urubko blog

GI

Gerfried Göschl
Gerfried’s SPOT tracking
Louis Rousseau
Alex Txikon

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII winter summiteers descending in the storm – stop for the night in C1.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Climbers safely back in C3.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C3 on GII summit push, Thefts in BC, Polish climber to be evacuated.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII – Simone and Denis on summit push?

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Teams unite – All Polish climbers on BP, GI climbers enroute.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C1 ready on BP, cache near C1 on GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Polish secret on Nanga, news from GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Broad Peak and GII teams hit BC.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Simone Moro’s latest news and thoughts.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 15. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

* Related Links :

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polskie wyprawy zimowe w Himalaje.

Artur Hajzer: POLSKI HIMALAIZM ZIMOWY – Plan rozwoju.

HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09 – part 21. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09 – cz.21. /Version english and polish/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

– 2007 Winter Nanga Parbat: It’s over – http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=15523

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 4

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Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII winter summiteers descending in the storm – stop for the night in C1.

(By Angela Benavides) GII winter pioneers Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards were unable to reach BC today due to a major storm hitting the mountain. They have however reached safely C1 for the night, according to RussianClimb.

GI team members Gerfried, Louis and Alex are on watch in Base Camp, ready to help the descending climbers if needed.

“Extremely strong storm,” Denis texted to his wife at 3:00pm Pakistan time today. “Very tough descent. We are in the tent in C1, drinking tea. We have no energy, nor time to go any further down – we are going to spent the night here. BC tomorrow. We’re OK.”

Descent in the storm

The weather had turned for the worse immediately after the climbers topped-out – shortly after 11.30am, local time yesterday; by the time they reach their tent in high camp, they were wrapped in a full-force gale. According to forecasts, the storm will hit the area yet for some days.

Meanwhile in Base Camp, the Winter GI ABC (Austrian-Basque-Canadian) team members have delayed their first trip up the mountain until Simone, Denis and Cory arrive. “We want to greet the guys as they deserve, make sure they reach safe ground and provide help if necessary,” Alex Txikon told his home team.

“What they’ve dome is plainly amazing – and showed us the way,” Alex added. “We too must take the chance and launch a fast, light attempt on ‘our’ mountain asap.” The team plan to set off from BC on Friday.

Weather notes from Broad Peak

The Polish team on neighboring Broad Peak is also suffering the hurricane-force winds and driving snow.

“Winds reached 120 km/h last night,” member Rafal Fronia reported from BC earlier today. “Robert and Krzysiu were forced back to Base Camp. Forecast is crystal clear: the storm will go on for at least some more days, so that we’ll have to delay all plans to pitch C3. Instead, two people is setting off from BC in order to dig out the ropes, currently buried in snow and ice.”

Simone: Speed is the key

Upon arrival in C3 yesterday after the summit, Simone had some time (and stamina) left, to report on the final climb and to evaluate the team’s success. “We topped-out at 11:38am,local time, after eight exhausting hours from C3 (at 6,850m). Just as predicted, the sun accompanied us from 7,500m, but the 200 meters on the summit pyramid took the best of us,” said Moro.

“I believe the key to success, besides an accurate weather forecast, was speed,” Simone stated. “The fast climb and summit bid paid off, just like it had worked on Makalu (where we summited after just 19 days on the mountain).”

Some stats for the record

Gasherbrum II is the first 8000er in Pakistan’s Karakoram to be summited in winter. Besides, Brazilian Rodrigo Granzotto has submitted some more stats about the mountain and the recent summiteers:

“Simone’s is the first winter expedition to Gasherbrum II; the peak had not been attempted before in wintertime,” Rodrigo noted. “G2 is the second 8000er for Cory (after Lhotse last year) and the seventh 8000er for Simone. Denis now has 19 main 8000ers summited.”

“Also, Italian Simone Moro is now the undisputed leader in winter, the only climber in history who has bagged three 8000ers completely in winter (all his expedition completely took place within calendar winter),” Rodrigo added.

Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:

Broad Peak

Polish Winter Broad Peak team website

GII

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog
Denis Urubko blog

GI

Gerfried Göschl
Gerfried’s SPOT tracking
Louis Roussea
Alex Txikon

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Climbers safely back in C3.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C3 on GII summit push, Thefts in BC, Polish climber to be evacuated.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII – Simone and Denis on summit push?

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Teams unite – All Polish climbers on BP, GI climbers enroute.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C1 ready on BP, cache near C1 on GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Polish secret on Nanga, news from GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Broad Peak and GII teams hit BC.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Simone Moro’s latest news and thoughts.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 15. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

* Related Links :

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polskie wyprawy zimowe w Himalaje.

Artur Hajzer: POLSKI HIMALAIZM ZIMOWY – Plan rozwoju.

HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09 – part 21. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09 – cz.21. /Version english and polish/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

– 2007 Winter Nanga Parbat: It’s over – http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=15523

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 4

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Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Climbers safely back in C3.

(Angela Benavides) Finally, there’s further good news from Gasherbrum II: “We’ve found our tent in this terrible storm. That’s all. Tomorrow descent to BC. Thanks for the support,” Denis Urubko has just texted.

Denis’ SMS was sent at around 4.00pm, Pakistan time – almost five hours after the Kazakh climber, together with Italian Simone Moro and Canadian Cory Richards achieved the first winter summit ever on a Pakistan 8000er.

The team reached the top in extremely tough conditions according to Alex Txikon, currently in BC. Alex explained that the weather had turned for the worse while the climbers where still on their way up. Nevertheless, the three men reached the top of GII around 11.45am, local time, and started descending in the storm.

Further details are expected as soon as the climbers safely reach back Base Camp.

History in the making

Besides the first Pakistan 8000er winter summit ever achieved, this is Simone’s third winter 8000er first after Shisha Pangma and Makalu, and Denis’ second (Simone and him teamed up on Makalu, which they summited on Feb 9, 2009). Cory Richards, already seasoned in Nepal’s winter 6000ers, has bagged his first 8000er in the coldest time of the year.

Links to Winter GII summiteers’ websites:

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog
Denis Urubko blog

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C3 on GII summit push, Thefts in BC, Polish climber to be evacuated.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII – Simone and Denis on summit push?

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Teams unite – All Polish climbers on BP, GI climbers enroute.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C1 ready on BP, cache near C1 on GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Polish secret on Nanga, news from GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Broad Peak and GII teams hit BC.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Simone Moro’s latest news and thoughts.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 15. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

* Related Links :

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polskie wyprawy zimowe w Himalaje.

Artur Hajzer: POLSKI HIMALAIZM ZIMOWY – Plan rozwoju.

HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09 – part 21. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09 – cz.21. /Version english and polish/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

– 2007 Winter Nanga Parbat: It’s over – http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=15523

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 4

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Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: GII – Simone and Denis on summit push?

Simone and Denis are halfway to C2 on GII and going up. Broad Peak’s team leader Artur Hajzer believes they might try to push for the top. The Poles in turn have fixed the route to C2 on Broad Peak. GI climbers are in Skardu and it seems that Nanga Parbat will remain unclimbed; the young Polish climbers called their bid off and retreated to Islamabad.

GII: to the top?

The first attempt to reach C2 last week took a lot of hard work in fresh snow. “We needed eight hours to cover just 250 vertical meters,” Simone reported from BC on Friday. But now the climbers are back up.
“We’re in C1 preparing to sleep,” Denis Urubko texted to Lena Laletina of RussianClimb yesterday. Anorther SMS this evening, Pakistan time, read “We are half way to C2 on the ridge. Hard, cold, windy. We have already eaten. we are going to continue tomorrow.”

Broad Peak team leader Artur Hajzer (apparently in radio contact with GII BC) said yesterday that “Simone and Denis may conquer GII any second now.”

Broad Peak

Conditions are not bad considering it’s winter, said Hajzer about his team’s situation. It’s -32ºC in BC and about -50º at 8,000 m; with virtually no wind in BC. The second group of climbers, airlifted to BC Thursday, had to cope with some health problems due to lack of acclimatization and frozen sleeping bags. “While working to enlarge BC, hands grew numb with cold and fingers went on to the verge of frostbite,” Artur wrote.
The team fixed ropes to C2, where they’ve left a cache of gear and emergency O2.

Hidden Peak (GI)

Louis Rousseau, Gerfried Göschl and Pierre Masson (BC manager) landed in Islamabad on Friday and took off for Skardu the very next day by land due to cancelled flights. Arriving today, Gerfried said they are the first climbing team to undergo the official briefing in Skardu instead of Islamabad. Alex Txikon is expected to arrive in Pakistan today.

Nanga Parbat

Polish climbers Tomasz Mackiewicz and Marek Klonowski called off their attempt on Nanga Parbat’s camp 1 and returned to Islamabad, according to outfitter Adventure Pakistan. A solo Russian climber sharing the same goal retreated from C1 weeks ago.

Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:

Broad Peak

Polish Winter Broad Peak team website

GII

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog

GI

Gerfried Göschl
Gerfried’s SPOT tracking

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Teams unite – All Polish climbers on BP, GI climbers enroute.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C1 ready on BP, cache near C1 on GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Polish secret on Nanga, news from GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Broad Peak and GII teams hit BC.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Simone Moro’s latest news and thoughts.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 11. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

* Related Links :

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polskie wyprawy zimowe w Himalaje.

Artur Hajzer: POLSKI HIMALAIZM ZIMOWY – Plan rozwoju.

HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09 – part 21. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09 – cz.21. /Version english and polish/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

– 2007 Winter Nanga Parbat: It’s over – http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=15523

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 4

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Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: Teams unite – All Polish climbers on BP, GI climbers enroute.

(By Angela Benavides) The climbers left the wives for a great affair – Gasherbrum 1. Gerfried Göschl left Austria yesterday; Louis Rousseau – just back from Aconcagua – had barely time to do laundry before hauling his duffel bags back to Toronto airport; Alex Txikon is due to take a plane from Bilbao Sunday.

Gerfried and Louis will meet at Dubai’s airport Irish Pub; Alex will see both in Islamabad.

Already in the mountains, the Polish team is united on Broad Peak while on GII Simone and Denis hoped to pitch C2 yesterday.

That leaving feeling

To a climber, choosing just can’t be done. And she knows that to love him is to let him go. “It’s extremely hard to separate from my family,” Gerfried wrote. “[But] I’ve been dreaming of this project for so long. I can’t thank my wife enough for her tremendous support.” In his report, Louis had special words for his wife Candice as well.

The three have decided to walk to BC. In addition to GI, they hope to open a new route on Hidden Peak.

Broad Peak: All together in BC

The frontline climbers opened C2 and returned to base just in time to greet their mates, airlifted in yesterday.

The setup got approval from leader Artur Hajzer: “BC is close to the face at 4,850m and very well-organized,” he beamed. “There are carpets in the mess tent and inside temperature reaches +20 degrees Celsius.”

GII: Camp 2 next

Cory in BC with fever; Simone and Denis checked in Tuesday night from C1, planning to set up C2 yesterday and return to BC today.

Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:

Broad Peak

Polish Winter Broad Peak team website

GII

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog

GI

Gerfried Göschl
Gerfried’s SPOT tracking
Louis Rousseau

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C1 ready on BP, cache near C1 on GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Polish secret on Nanga, news from GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Broad Peak and GII teams hit BC.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Simone Moro’s latest news and thoughts.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 11. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

* Related Links :

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polskie wyprawy zimowe w Himalaje.

Artur Hajzer: POLSKI HIMALAIZM ZIMOWY – Plan rozwoju.

HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09 – part 21. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09 – cz.21. /Version english and polish/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

– 2007 Winter Nanga Parbat: It’s over – http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=15523

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980: Everest – part 4

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Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011 wrap-up: C1 ready on BP, cache near C1 on GII.

(By Angela Benavides) Less than a week after arrival in Base Camp, teams on the Karakoram 8000ers are trying to outrun the cold. On Broad Peak the Polish climbers are fixing ropes above C1 and climbers on GII left a cache near C1. 

GII: Hard to imagine

A fierce storm prevented Simone, Denis and Cory to set up C1 as planned. A cache has been placed nearby though. The climbers had to reopen the trail on descent to BC, during which Simone had several crevasse-falls, Denis confirmed to RussianClimb.

“Altogether, we are satisfied and highly motivated,” Moro said. “Going out in the current conditions demands it. We’re -30ºC […] Without exaggerating, you can’t imagine how it is, here and now.”

Broad Peak: C1 and beyond

The four Polish climbers and two local porters in the Polish Broad Peak Expedition’s frontline group are setting up BC and working on the route at the same time. A first team of climbers have fixed rope half way to C2. Conditions in BC were sunny but -20ºC cold, with strong winds on the upper slopes.

A second group including Artur Hajzer and Robert Szymczak checked in earlier today from Skardu. They plan to acclimatize on nearby hills before getting a chopper lift to BC.

Links to Karakoram 2011 winter teams:

Broad Peak

Polish Winter Broad Peak team website

GII

TNF journal
Simone Moro blog

GI

Gerfried Göschl
Louis Rousseau

* Simone Moro website: – http://www.simonemoro.com/

* Simone Moro on Facebook: – facebook.com/moro.simone

* Previous story :

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Polish secret on Nanga, news from GII.

Karakoram Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Broad Peak and GII teams hit BC.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011: Simone Moro’s latest news and thoughts.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011 – The Beginning.

Gasherbrum II Winter Expedition 2010/2011.

Polish winter expedition to Broad Peak 2010/11, part 10. Zimowa wyprawa PZA na Broad Peak 2010/11.

Winning teams to join the Karakoram winter games: Poles, Simone & Denis for GII for Broad Peak.

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