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  Annapurna 2005: Conditions bad


Day 19 (8th of April) - Morning: Yesterday the team Piotr Pustelnik and Piotr Morawski have put the fix ropes near the altitude where they will plan to settle the Camp I. Today the second team: Marcin Miotk and Vlado Strba will continue putting the fix ropes. If the weather lets the climbers finish this work, it is possible that they will settle the Camp I today.

Day 19 (8th of April)  – Afternoon: Hi, this is mBank Lotto Annapurna South Face Expedition. Welcome from the Base Camp. Yesterday me and Piotr Morawski reached the place about 100 meter below the pass where we are planning to settle the Camp I. The conditions are bad. There is more snow then last year. Yesterday we came back to ABC with hope that today the team: Marcin Miotk and Vlado Strba would settle camp I. Unfortunately there was a heavy snow fall during the night till this time when I’m talking to You. We had to evacuate from the ABC. It was very foggy, we moved like “blind men”, additionally the sherpas changed a little our way back and we had attractions like 150m slide down in a vertical terrain. We have had a proper equipment, but our cook has not. So it was quite dangerous for him. We are in the BC now, and we will be waiting for better weather conditions. I hope that it will happen in a few days. Everybody feels good. From the Annapurna Base Camp – Piotr Pustelnik

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Piotr Pustelnik will lead a group of veteran climbers to attempt to summit Annapurna in Spring 2005. After Annapurna he is considering Broad Peak "via normale but I still think about this unclimbed ridge starting near Concordia." We have covered Piotr numerous times including Annapurna 2004.
Piotr Pustelnik, with his Summit of Kangchenjunga has joined an elite group in the goal to reach the True Summits of the 14 8000 meter peaks. 

Below is a short biography of Piotr Pustelnik

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