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  • Sunday, March 3, 2013

    “To climb or

    not to climb? That is the question!” Poles all set to utilise the tight weather window on March 5th for the final summit push of Broad Peak

  • Poles are now bracing up for the final showdown with the 8,051m Broad Peak for the first winter ascent of the mountain in the Karakorums in Pakistan. Earlier the team had to abandon their plans for the final summit push on February the 18th and while their plan was as invincible as ever, they succumbed to the wrath of the mighty Broad Peak and decided to go for the second attempt sooner than later.

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Broad Peak surrenders

    to the Polish Ice warriors! Polish Winter Himalaism team 2010-2015 captures Broad Peak for the first winter ascent

  • It has now been confirmed that the Poles have reached the top of the 8,047m Broad Peak in the Karakorum of Pakistan pulling yet another feather in their already blistering cap of winter summits in the world.

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Summit push in

    progress! Poles soon to become the first nation to step on the 8,051m Broad Peak for the first time in winters

  • The defining moment has come for the resilient Poles who have been battering the tough conditions in the rugged Karakorums for more than two months now. After a heart-breaking retreat last month, Poles are now climbing for the final summit push which is likely to happen sometime in the early hours of March 5th.

  • Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Search and Rescue

    called off! Two missing Poles have now been officially declared as “Lost and Dead”

  • Poles’ amazing feat of conquering the Broad Peak for the first winter ascent, has now concluded on a catastrophic note where the two missing climbers Maciej Berbeka and Tomasz Kowalski have now been officially declared as lost and dead.

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Krzysztof Wielicki sheds

    light on what happened to the fateful Polish climbers who lost their lives during the summit attempt

  • It was the winter of 1988 when Maciej Berbeka decided to scale the Broad Peak for the first winter summit. Young and agile, brimming with confidence, he was able to reach 8,000 m on the jagged granite structure but had to retreat due to impending weather conditions.