Pierson: Murph goes to K2: The best K2 video on the planet:
Anna Czerwinska and Dariusz
Zaluski from Poland are in the Camp 4 (7900 m) today (August 14, 2005).
Tomorrow - attack
Update: The bad weather put and end of the Polish-Bulgarian
“K-2 Team Expedition”. Anna Czerwinska, Doychin Boyanov, Boyan Petrov, Dariusz
Zaluski and Dr. Lyubomir Mladenov started from BC to Islamabad via Ascole and
Doychin Boyanov has climbed Mount Everest (8848 m) without oxygen in 2004
Boyanov and Boyan Petrov descended from 8200 m to BC (5100 m) on 22 July. Anna
Czerwinska, Leszek Cichy, Dariusz Zaluski descended from Camp 4 (7850 m) to BC
on 23 July.
Joanna Kowalczewska, Leszek
Cichy (from Poland) and Bulgarian Ivan Temelkov started from BC to Islamabad
yesterday on account of family and business duties.
Anna Czerwinska, Doychin
Boyanov, Boyan Petrov and Dariusz Zaluski are in the BC. The are trying again.
7/25/2005: Last info -
The members of the
Polish-Bulgarians "K-2 Team Expedition" -Doychin Boyanov, Boyan Petrov, Anna
Czerwinska, Leszek Cichy, met deep snow above C4. Bulgarians Doychin Boyanov
and Boyan Petrov reached 8200 on 22 of July. They all came back down in an
exhausting climb on 23 of July.. They'll rest up in BC before deciding on the
next plan. Best regard, Peter
Update 7/22/2005: the members of the Polish-Bulgarian “K-2
Team Expedition” – Anna Czerwinska, Doychin Boyanov, Boyan Petrov, Dariusz
Zaluski and Leszek Cichy, have aborted their summit push and returned back to
Camp 2 (6700 m) today. They spent last cold and windy night in the Camp 4
(7850 m). The climbers found too much unsettled powder snow over hard snow
slabs on the SSE (Abruzzi) Ridge, causing big avalanches. The climb was simply
The Polish-Bulgarian “K-2 Team Expedition” on the Abruzzi
Spur includes as well Joanna Kowalczewska from Poland, Dr. Liubomir Mladenov
(medicine) and Ivan Temelkov from Bulgaria.
Update: Doychin Boyanov and Boyan Petrov from
Polish-Bulgarian "K-2 Team Expedition" reached Camp 4 (8000 m) today. Last
night we spent in the provisonal camp on 7700 m.
Update: Last info from Polish-Bulgarian "K2 Team Expedition"
- Anna Czerwinska, Doychin Boyanov, Leszek Cichy, Boyan Petrov, Dariusz
Zaluski and Ivan Temelkov established Camp 3 (7600 m) and returned to Base
Camp (5200 m). We fixed 1000 m rope on Black Pyramid. There are 4000 m fixed
ropes on all Classical (Abruzzi) route.
Update 7/13/2005: they all have reached 7350 and set up
there camp 3.
This is last info from
Polish-Bulgarian "K-2 Team Expedition": June 27 – Anna Czerwinska, Doychin
Boyanov, Leszek Cichy, Boyan Petrov, Dariusz Zaluski established Camp 2 (6700
June 29 – Leszek Cichy,
Doychin Boyanov, Dariusz Zaluski fixed ropes on the slopes of the Black
Pyramid to 7150 m. We descended to Base camp this day.
The members of the
Polish-Bulgarian "K-2 Team Expedition" reached Base camp (5200) at the foot of
the mountain today June 19, with 85 porters. Everything is all right.
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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