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  • Monday, February 18, 2013

    “THE ATTEMPT HAS

    BEGUN!” says the official Polish Mountaineering website for the first winter ascent of Broad Peak

  • The polish attempt of the Broad Peak is taking final shape as the team is gradually closing in on the 8051 m peak which has never been scaled in winters before. Under the supervision of the renowned Krzysztof Wielicki, the team is edging up the rugged peak slowly but surely.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Polish summit push

    halted in wake of the unpredictable weather forecast at Broad Peak

  • This year’s most experienced mountaineering team, the Polish Broad Peak Winter Expedition for this year, have now retreated but insist that they have not abandoned the mission as yet.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    French mountaineer and

    solo climber Joel Wischnewski goes missing on the Rupal Face of the deadly Nanga Parbat

  • Apparently another mountaineer has succumbed to the merciless heights of the treacherous Nanga Parbat and reports are coming in that a rescue operation has been underway in search of the French High-Altitude snowboarder and climber Joel Wischnewski.

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

    FINALLY THERE’S A

    SUMMIT! Alex Txikon and Jose Fernandez make it to the top for the first winter ascent of the Laila Peak

  • Pakistan’s rugged Karakorums may have denied a 8000er ascent this year but all has not gone in vain. Alex Txikon and Jose Fernandez have recorded the first winter ascent of the Laila Peak, when they finally made it to the summit of the 6,097m high in the late hours of February 18th.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    “You can

    see the light rack on the picture, the glacier may spit it out in many years :-)” last message of the missing Joel Wischnewski for the solo Nanga Parbat attempt

  • It is now more than evident that French solo climber Joel Wischnewski was more on a suicide mission than a solo attempt of the deadly Nanga Parbat in the middle of the dreaded winters in the Pakistani Himalayas.