Makalu 2002  Piotr Pustelnik

Makalu 2002 Dispatch One April 5th, 2002

Makalu 2002 Dispatch Two April 7th, 2002

Some news from Makalu 2002 expedition

Update 4/17/2002: Makalu 2002 Second Progress Report from American RD Caughron: Armed Maoists demand money from the Makalu teams.

The bad weather is preventing mountaineers from reaching Makalu La so far; climbers are still attempting to fix the couloir leading to the pass. 

Update 5/6/2002: "On the 4th of May the team: Piotr Pustelnik, Rysiek Pawlowski, Darek Zaluski and Martin Gablik found Camp II on Makalu La. There's a 2 Polish tents and some tents of Swiss - Italy expedition. Some of the members of this expedition tried to reach Makalu summit directly from Makalu La, Unsuccessfully... They lost the way and had to go back! Click here for the full dispatch.

Update 5/14/2002: "On 12th May the first group: Piotr Pustelnik, Ryszard Pawlowski - Poland, Darek Zaluski and  Martin Gablik started to climb to camp I and reached camp 1 the same day. Click here for the full dispatch.

Update 5/16/2002: Today, at 13.30 Nepal time, Piotr Pustelnik reached Makalu summit!

Update 5/22/2002: They are going back, to Kathmandu.  Piotr Pustelnik, Martin Gablik and Gonzalo Velez all reached the Summit...

The Summit report from Nepal

Pictures from Makalu 2002

Pictures from Makalu 2002 RD and more...

The Summit report Makalu 2002 International Team by Gonšalo Velez 21.06.02

RD Caughron, the pictures from Makalu 2002


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