The Head's birthday
The alpinists reach
the next meters of the Northern Pillar. On Sunday,
the 52nd birthday of Krzysztof Wielicki - the head
of the expedition - camp I was ready at 5900 m.
On Saturday, Gia
Tortladze and Ilias Tukwatyllin, who were
accompanied by the Polish team transporting the
equipment, fastened another 150 m of hand lines. On
Sunday, the next twosome installing hand lines,
Denis Urubko and Wasilij Piwcow, supported by Jacek
Berebka and Jerzy Natkański who were transporting
the equipment, reached a height of 5900 m, where
they set up camp I. The weather makes climbing still
possible. Temperatures at night fall below minus 30
degrees, but luckily there are no hurricane winds,
characteristic of winters in the highest mountains.
consisting of Robert Wichrowski - director,
Bartołomiej Prokopowicz - 1st cameraman and his
brother Jeremi Prokopowicz - 2nd cameraman of the
expedition left the Chinese base (3900 m) on January
4th, heading home. From the five-person TVP channel
1 team, only the technical crew is still in
Karakorum: the sound operator, a technician
supervising the broadcasting and an expert on
broadcast and satellite transmissions. Robert
Wichrowski handed over the role of the cameraman to
Michał Zieliński, an amateur filmmaker.
Written by Monika
translated by "Scrivanek".