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  Annapurna 2005: Terrible weather


Day 37 – 25th of April

Good Morning this is mBank Lotto Annapurna Expedition. I couldn't sleep long, so I got up earlier. There is a beautiful sun in the BC, yesterday we went down to BC in a terrible weather. We decided to go back down from The Camp I, and it was a good decision because during the next few days the weather will be bad. It is not a very bad weather, but it is too foggy to do something in the face. Sometimes you don't know where to go: left, right or some other side. Two days ago we almost made a terrible mistake, we have nearly chosen the wrong couloir and it would have ended in some vertical serac. Today we have a rest day, we are going to make plans for the next days. After two days we will go up. From the BC - 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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