2002: International Expedition led by Piotr
5/14/2002: "On 12th May the first group: Piotr
Ryszard Pawlowski - Poland, Darek Zaluski
and Martin Gablik started to climb to camp I
and reached camp 1 the same day. On the 13th of May,
in the afternoon they reached camp II.
Unfortunately, Slovak Peter Frankovic, who has
problems with legs and two Italians, "infection
of fauces' [we are not sure], were not in the
group.... The first group is planning to leave camp
II on 14 May and set camp III at a height of 7900
meters. The attack at the top is planned on Wednesday,
15th may, if the weather is good. The forecasts say
13th May, a second group - Anna Czerwinska,
Vlado Strba, Jay Sieger and Diego
Fregona (Italy) -left base camp....
weather is really bad! The last day it did not snow
as was May12th, and only that day did snow did not
bad news from Makalu: a helicopter have crashed while
trying to rescue a Swiss trekker from Makalu Base camp
on Sunday morning... The helicopter crashed at around
4800 meters. The helicopter pilot lived. Another
helicopter picked up the Swiss trekker and the pilot
bad news from Makalu this year is below
Raymond David Caughron has passed away on Makalu
was one of the member of twelve member International Makalu
2002 Team led by Piotr Pustelnik permitted to
climb 8463 meter high Mt. Makalu I from North West
Ridge Poland during the spring season of 2002. "R.D." Caughron
reported stories to EverestNews.com including the Armed
Maoists demand money from the Makalu teams! story.
A sad day in the mountains...