Polish climbers fail to scale Nanga Parbat
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s two-man team of Adam Bielecki and Jacek Czech have ended their expedition to Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain (8126 metres), without making an attempt to reach the summit.
Nanga Parbat. Photo: wikimedia commons/Muhammad Ashar
They were forced to change their plans due to extreme weather conditions, Jacek Czech’s infection and Adam Bielecki’s hand injury.
“We fought hard but proved to be too weak or the mountain proved to be too big a challenge,” Bielecki tweeted.
“It was a lesson in humility for us but we’ve learnt a lot and I think we’ll return here,” he added.
At thirty-two, Bielecki has to his credit the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum One of 8080 metres, and the scaling of K2 of 8611 meters in the summer of 2012, and of Broad Peak in the winter of 2013.
Interviewed by Radio Poland before the expedition, Bielecki said: “I want to climb the summit of Nanga Parbat in less than two weeks. (…) I have always respected climbers who can go lightweight style, Alpine style. Being light and fast is my goal in climbing because I strongly believe that speed is a matter of safety in big mountains.” (mk/nh)