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Polish Adam Bielecki bagged the latest virgin winter ascent and followed up with a summer summit of K2.
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Image of the Elbrus 2012 race. Bargiel bagged the Elbrus Race record in 2010, improving Urubko’s time to 3,5 hours from Azau to the top.
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Speed climber Bargiel and his Polish friends planned to set off for Lhotse summit push on Friday morning.
Image by Andrzej Bargiel courtesy polskihimalaizmzimowy.pl, SOURCE

Mount Everest and Lhotse: summit pushes and speed attempt brewing

Posted: Oct 04, 2012 07:40 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Manaslu, Makalu, and Dhaulagiri are not alone in the current summit drive. While there's no word on expeditions to Shishapangma, Annapurna and Cho Oyu this fall; there's action on Lhotse and Everest.A 10 member Korean expedition is attempting Everest normal route. One Japanese climber is for the West Ridge. A Polish 7-member team and an international 2-member expedition are attempting Lhotse. The Polish reached camp 4 (7800 meters) by September 30 and are ready for a summit push.Typical for off season (Everest and...

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