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K2/Chogori Winter 2003

12/7/2002. On Monday, December 16, the very first winter expedition in history is going to set out to the second summit of the world, K2 (8611 m) from its northern, Chinese side. A week earlier, the participants of the expedition will be bidden farewell in Warsaw.

The leave-taking, along with the accompanying press conference, will take place on December 9, 2002, noon, at the Klub Dziennikarza ("Journalist Club") at ul. Foksal 3/5.

The Netia K2 Polish Winter Expedition 2002/2003 will be headed by Krzysztof Wielicki. Apart from Polish alpinists, also mountaineers from Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are going to take part in it. Special correspondent Monika Rogozińska will be reporting on the course of the struggle to reach the summit for "Rzeczpospolita". From January 6, 2003, direct transmissions from the base on the K2 glacier (5100 m) are also anticipated on TVP channel 1. M.R.

Written by Monika Rogozinska, "Rzeczpospolita"; translated by "Scrivanek".