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  Annapurna 2005 South Face: 2005 Photo show


The avalanche near the Camp I

The Base Camp – almost melt

Entry to the Camp I

The way seen from the Camp I

Digging out of the ABC (4950)

The ABC dug out (4950)

The South Face at sunset

Approaching to ABC. In the background Machhapuchhre

Vlado Strba during attempt to settle the Camp I

Machhapuchhre at sunset, lower evening clouds

Through the glacier on the way to ABC

On the way to Camp I (5700)

The Camp I (6050)

Day 46 – 4th of May: Good morning, this is mBank Lotto Annapurna South Face Expedition. Welcome from the Camp I. I have a good news, yesterday we put the fix ropes to the place where we will settle the Camp II. We have put there one tent and some of the equipment. Today we have a rest and tomorrow we will go up with ropes and with the second tent in order to equip the Camp II. Maybe on Friday we will try to put the fix ropes above the Camp II, to the major difficulties on this way. The weather was quite good yesterday, it wasn’t snowing. If the weather remains the same during next two or three days, we will put the fix ropes to major difficulties, as we have planned. Our friend Vlado is a little seek, he has some troubles with stomach and he had to go down, to the BC. We will see what the doctor tells him. As I said earlier I hope that the weather is good and in a few days I will send you the message that we put the fix ropes to the latitude 7300 m (so far we put it to the altitude 6800-6850 m....)

Catching on I would like to send special greetings for the expedition working on the north side of Annapurna.

Good bye. Piotr Pustelnik

Dispatches

 

Piotr Pustelnik will lead a group of veteran climbers to attempt to summit Annapurna in Spring 2005. After Annapurna he is considering Broad Peak "via normale but I still think about this unclimbed ridge starting near Concordia." We have covered Piotr numerous times including Annapurna 2004.
Piotr Pustelnik, with his Summit of Kangchenjunga has joined an elite group in the goal to reach the True Summits of the 14 8000 meter peaks. 

Below is a short biography of Piotr Pustelnik

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