Winter Broad Peak search: Two Pakistanis on the mountain

Posted: Mar 07, 2013 11:46 am EST

(Newsdesk) ‎March 7, 12h30 local time:
Artur Hajzer: "There is still no contact with the two missing climbers. Artur Małek and Karim Hayyat reached Base Camp."

"Visibility is good. Expedition leader is able to see the route through the telescope. Camp IV remained in place, at an altitude of 7,400m. The physical condition of Artur Małek and Adam Bielecki is good - they do not have any frostbite."

March 7, 13h00 local time:
Artur Hajzer: "We confirm that early in the morning two Pakistani climbers, Shaheen Baig and Amin Ullah, left for Camp 3 at 7000m. Their task will be to further view and observe the peak of the dome from different directions where possible, from the camp and higher in case. At night the two climbers descend down to the base."

On March 5th, 2013, Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Artur Małek and Tomasz Kowalski bagged the first Winter Broad Peak (8047m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. They summited between 17h30 to 18h00 local time.

After the summit Artur Małek and Adam Bielecki went down to Camp 4 at an altitude of 7400m, while Tomasz Kowalski and Maciej Berbeka bivouacked (without a tent) on the pass at 7900m. Maciej started going down with Tomasz staying at the bivouac. On March 6th Tomasz Kowalski and Maciej Berbeka were officially declared missing. Debrief of March 5 & 6 read here.

Artur Hajzer is the Program Manager of the Polish Himalayan Winter 2010 - 2015 Project.
Veteran climber Krzysztof Wielicki is the Manager on Broad Peak.
Shaheen Baig, Amin Ullah and Karim Hayyat are Pakistani climbers/HAPs

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Artur Małek earlier this season at Camp 3 (7000m) on Broad Peak.
Image by Adam Bielecki courtesy Polish Winter Broad Peak 2012-13, SOURCE

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