Dhaulagiri teams waiting out high winds

Posted: May 02, 2013 04:14 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) The teams are waiting at Base Camp for a summit window. Strong winds are forecasted for the next few days. They already had their share of high winds, rain and snow on the mountain, so much so that it was difficult to pick a good camp site at for Camp 2.

Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering 2010-15 Program

Jan Komorowski, ExWeb contributor, sent over news from Poland. April 28: Camp 2 established at around 6600-6800 (due to weather they couldn't recognize the right place for C2). After one night there all headed to Base Camp, no news since then.

Polish leader: Jerzy Natkański (58), assistant-leader: Dariusz (Darek) Załuski (53), Piotr Tomala (48), Marcn Miotk (40), Jacek Zyłka-Zebracki (36), Robert Cholewa (48), Agnieszka/Agna Bielecka (34) (Adam Bielecki's sister) and Tamara Stys (34).

Pawel Michalski and Simone la Terra

May 2: The Polish/Italian team had a plan to start their summit push today with summit day at May 4, but the forecast is really bad. They're in BC waiting for better weather, says Jan.

French climbers

Claire David, Frédéric Heymes and Arnaud Pasquer's worked together with the Polish team. At Camp 2 they abandoned their tent and shared with the Pole due to threatening snow from avalanches, wrote the Polish team.

Catalan team

Juanjo Garra, Manuael González and Enrique Osiel also went up to Camp 2. Juanjo Garra says in his blog it was essential to choose the right location for their camp because it is at the beginning of a ridge known for its avalanches.

Expedition links Dhaulagiri 8167m

Paweł Michalski's website (Dhaulagiri)

Paweł Michalski on Facebook (Dhaulagiri)

Simone la Terra's website

Simone la Terra on Facebook

Polish on FB

Polish winter climbing news

Juanjo Garra's blog

Juanjo Garra on Facebook

Manuel Gonzalezdiaz Lolo (Dhaulagiri) on Facebook

French team website

French Dhaulagiri on Facebook


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Breaking trail on Dhaula.
Image by Agna Bielecka courtesy Polish Dhaulagiri 2013, SOURCE
Bad weather at Camp 2.
Image by Agna Bielecka courtesy Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering 2010-15 Program, SOURCE

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