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  Annapurna 2005: Camp 1


Update: Good Morning, this is mBank Lotto Annapurna South Face Expedition. All members of the expedition have been working above the ABC for three days. We don’t have much luck. Two days ago we went up with a plan to settle the Camp I, but we couldn’t find the deposit which we had left earlier. It consisted of two tents, which we wanted to use to settle the Camp I. We had to call the Sherpas to bring us another two tents. When they brought it to us it was too late to do something, so we had a bivouac. Yesterday we tried to find a place for Camp I for about twelve hours. First we made a mistake and we went up to the wrong couloir which led us almost on Bonington route. After that we found a proper couloir, we put some fix ropes, but it was to dark to continue the works, so we returned to the place where we had a bivouac. Today we are in ABC and Sherpas have gone up. They informed me that they reach the end of fix ropes, but its to foggy to continue the works so they wait for better conditions. The weather conditions changed a lot in comparison to the last year. Than it was very easy to find a place to settle the Camp I, but this year it is not. Tomorrow we will have a rest, and the next day we will go up. Everybody feels good. Good Bye, Piotr Pustelnik

Dispatches

 

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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