(AdventureStats) The Polish took back the winter throne this morning and with that new names have been added to AdventureStats.
Note that by definition a winter summit labels an expedition that started during autumn and summited in winter. A winter climb starts and ends within calendar winter (December 21 through March 21).
Some fast notes from the stats:
Seven 8000ers have been climbed during winter: Everest, Cho Oyu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, Makalu, Gasherbrum I and now Gasherbrum II.
11 of these summits were made by Poles, 8 were done by Spaniards (all on Cho Oyu), 3 were Italian and 2 were Kazakh. Only one woman has climbed an 8000er during winter.
Italian Simone Moro has achieved 3 winter climbs. Kazakh Denis Urubko and the late Polish Jerzy Kukuczka have 2 each.
Many of the eighties' winter summits were partial autumn climbs. Polish Jerzy Kukuczka has 3 winter summits and Polish Krzysztof Wielicki has 2.
Note that in Nepal, Kangchenjunga and Lhotse still remain to be fully winter climbed.
Check details at AdventureStats.
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