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  Annapurna 2005 South Face: getting ready to head up again


Day 52 - 10th of May: Good morning, this is mBank Lotto Annapurna South Face Expedition. Welcome from the BC. Today Vlado Strba and two Sherpas went up to the Camp II. If it is necessary they will make some improvements. Vlado will wait for us there, because he has worse acclimatization than we do and he has to improve it. Tomorrow the rest of the expedition’s members will start climbing. First we reach ABC, then Camp I, Camp II...I hope that in the meantime the Sherpas will bring the 400-500 m of fix ropes to the place where we finished our work and we will start from there our way to the summit. We have decided that we will try to reach the summit with one camp in between. We will settle it if we don’t reach the summit in one day. We will take a sleep and on the next day in the morning we will try to reach the summit. Everybody fells good, everything is OK. We are a little impatient, we would like to be higher, closer to the summit. Keep your fingers cross for us. The weather is quite good, but there is a strong wind near the summit. I hope that it will be good. 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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