Picture: Martin Minarik
Martin, Dodo and Elizabeth are back in the BC.
They have reached the beginning of the polish route in 5500m. That was the
last attemp to climb the Roc Noir route. The next attempt will lead under the
Chris Bonningtonīs pillar. As Martin has texted: "Annapurna is confirming its
strong reputation. After two weeks we didnīt get any higher than 5500m, we
were burried under the avalanche, we were falling into crevasses. But still,
we have a fancy for climb it."
Earlier: After half a year Martin Minarik is going back
to Annapurna with Slovak Dodo Kopold. In Kathmandu, they joined an experienced
French alpinist Elizabeth Revol. Last week they built base camp below the
south face. Yesterday they returned from three-day-trip up BC, now resting.
Petr Masek (Miska), Martin's climbing partner from many previous expeditions,
is coming soon with Czech group led by Libor Uher (shared permit).
Dodo Kopold and myself are looking for partners to share the cost of climbing
permit / base camp for Annapurna 1 - from south side. We plan to leave on
March 12. Money is issue this year. More climbers - lower cost. If interested
Martin from the past
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