Broad Peak summitted - one climber dead
July 8th Piotr Pustelnik, Piotr Morawski and Peter Hamor did a summit bid to Broad Peak main summit. They started from C3 on 7200m. On the col, on 7800m, they found a Austrian climber in bad condition (exhausted).Piot Morawski helped him down to C3. On the summit ridge Piotr and Peter found a second climber, but he was already dead. They continued to the summit. On 2 pm. local time Piotr Pustelnik and Peter Hamor reached the main summit of Broad Peak (8047m). Now they are in C3 . Piotr Morawski will try to climb the summit today one more time. Kinga Baranowska and Andrzej Rusowicz stay in C3 today.
This team left Poland for Broad Peak on July 20th and reached the Base Camp on July 2nd.
The mBank Lotto team plan to climb Broad Peak one more time this season via new route, alpine style on the south ridge.
Broad Peak it is the 3rd 8000 metre peak climbed by this team this year. In April Hamor and Morawski climbed Cho Oyu, in May Hamor climbed Annapurna (8091m) and Pustelnik/Morawski Annapurna East (8010m).