Polish Adam Bielecki bagged the latest virgin winter ascent and followed up with a summer summit of K2. Image by himountain.pl courtesy Artur Hajzer, SOURCE
L-R: Artur Hajzer, Adam Bielecki and Janusz Golab in Skardu prior to their successful winter climb of G1 this March. Image by Agnieszka Bielecka courtesy Polish winter GI expedition 2012, SOURCE
K2 summit pics and video: Polish climbers on a roll
Posted: Aug 03, 2012 04:14 pm EDT (Newsdesk) 28 people summited K2 on July 31st Arthur Hajzer told ExplorersWeb.
Out of the 28 trailblazers only 4 were without oxygen: Polish Adam Bielecki and Iranian Azim Ghaychesaz at 10.30 am, followed by Austrian Christian Stangl and Spanish Oscar Cadiach at 5 pm. The next day Slovak Peter Hamor and Czech Pavel Bem climbed K2 without 02 as well.
The result at this point: 30 people climbed K2 in 2012 including 6 without oxygen. The Polish team have since posted the following video of Adam reaching the summit:
Readers might recall Polish Adam Bielecki (28) from this past March when he and Janusz Golab bagged the first winter climb on GI (Hidden Peak) in an expedition led by Artur Hajzer. He was also with Artur's Polish team who summited Makalu last year, an achievement followed by a complicated descent in very tough conditions. An accomplished climber who soloed Khan Tengri, Adam will join the Polish Alpine Association's attempt to climb Broad Peak this upcoming winter.