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Missing Broad Peak mountaineer's body found

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Peter Gentle 07.07.2013 08:54
The body of one of two Polish climbers who went missing on their descent from Broad Peak in the Karakorum range has been located by a team of Polish mountaineers.

Broad Peak: photo - A.Bielecki/polskihimalaizmzimowy pl

On 5 March, four Polish climbers made the first winter ascent of Broad Peak, the twelfth highest mountain in the world, rising to 8, 047 metres.

Adam Bielecki and Artur Małek successfuly returned to Camp Four but Maciej Berbeka and Tomasz Kowalski went missing.

The recovered body is said to be lying on a narrow ridge at an altitude of 7, 900 metres but it has not been established if it is the body of Maciej Berbeka or Tomasz Kowalski.

The recovery team is led by Maciej Berbeka’s younger brother Jacek and is accompanied by two other climbers, Jacek Jawień and Krzysztof Tarasewicz, as well as the journalist and travel-book writer Jacek Hugo-Bader.

Before leaving Poland for Pakistan on 16 June, Maciej Berbeka said their main goal was to find the bodies of the two climbers, transport them to the base camp at 4, 700 metres and bury them there.

The Karakorum range range the borders between Pakistan, India and China. (mk/pg)

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