Pierson: Murph goes to K2: The best K2 video on the planet:
June 17th: After one day
rest in Paiju the members of the Polish-Bulgarian expedition started today to
BC via Baltoro Glacier....
Update 6/13/2005: Today is a first day of the caravan with porters from Ascole
to Base Camp....
Polish-Bulgarian “K2 Team Expedition 2005”
expedition has 7 members (4 from Poland and 3 from Bulgaria).
Anna Barbara Czerwinska (Leader) climbed:
1979 - Rakaposhi (7788 m), new route, first woman ascent,
1983 – Broad Peak – Rocky Summit (8030m), first woman
1985 – Nanga Parbat (8125 m), first Polish woman ascent,
2000 - Mount Everest (8848 m),
2000 – Shisha Pangma – Central Summit (8013 m),
2001 – Lhotse (8516 m),
2001 – Cho-Oyu (8201 m),
2002 – Ama Dablam (6856 m),
2003 – Gasherbrum II (8035 m).
1974 – Shispare (7619 m), first ascent,
1975 – Gasherbrum II (8035 m), new route,
1980 – Mount Everest (8848 m), first winter ascent,
1984 – Yalung Kang (Kangchenjunga West, 8505 m).
First Polish Seven Summits summiter.
1988 r.- Hagshu (6300 m) in
Zanskar, first ascent, .
1990 r.- Aconcagua (6959 m),.
1993 r. – Borondo Sar (6800 m) in
Karakorum, first ascent,
1995 r. – Kilimandżaro,
1997 r. - Mount McKinley (6194 m),
1997 r. - Gasherbrum II (8035 m),
2000 r. - Cho Oyu (8201 m),
2001 r. - Lhotse (8516 m).
Joanna Kowalczewska is a rookie in the high mountains.
Doychin Boyanov has climbed Mount Everest (8848 m) without
oxygen in 2004.
Ivan Temelkov has ascended at that time 8600 m (without
Bulgarian Boyan Petrov (February 07, 1973)
is attempting K2 this
Boyan’s toughest challenge is the one he faces every
day type 1 diabetes. Challenges are something Boyan
does not shy away from, and he doesn’t let diabetes control his life. Besides
following a personal dream, Boyan’s adventures are meant to prove to the rest
of the world that diabetes is an illness that can be controlled and overcome,
even in the most extreme environments. “Eli Lilly” - major American
pharmaceutical manufacturer, is this year sponsor for
his attempt on K2. The expedition is
part of the programme to climb the Seven summits. Boyan
has climbed McKinley (6195 m),
Akoncagua (6959 m), Elbrus (5642 m) and peak Kaufman
(in the past – peak Lenin, 7134 m).
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