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 Great Polish Winter Climbs

Polish climbers have achieved great success in winter on 8000 meter climbs. A Partial list of the achievements:

1.) Everest: 2/17/80 first winter accent of Everest.

Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy.

2.) Kangchenjunga: Krzysztof Wielicki and Jerzy Kukuczka reached the summit on 1/11/86.  Andrej Czok died during this climb. He had previously reached the Summits of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Dhaulagiri (a winter climb). 

3.) Dhaulagiri: Jerzy Kukuczka and Andrej Czok reached the Summit on 1/21/85.

4.) Manaslu: Maciej Baebekaand Ryszard Gajewski reached the Summit on 1/12/84.

5.) Cho Oyu: Maciej Baebeka and Maciei Pawlikowski reached the Summit on 2/12/85. Three days later Andrezej Heinrich and Jerzy Kukuczka summited by a new route that has not been repeated on Cho Oyu.

6.) Annapurna: Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Haizer reached the Summit on 2/3/87. 

7.) Lhotse: Krzysztof Wielicki reached the Summit on 12/31/88. 

Source: Monika Rogozinska and the staff at EverestNews.com 

Winter Makalu Expedition 2000/2001: Krzysztof Wielicki takes on Makalu in the Winter ! Krzysztof will attempt to be the first climber to summit Makalu for a second time. Krzysztof, in style will attempt this climb in Winter !!!

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