A report of March 16, 2012

Today Artur Hajzer and Agnieszka Bielecka have packed the base camp. They start their journey to the city and it is going to be impossible to contact them for a couple of days, probably till 22nd March.

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In the base camp after the attack – delayed return

We hoped for fast descent and return to Poland. However, it is not going to work out for us. Mild frostbites of the conquerors definitely qualify them for helicopter transport, but the weather does not allow for that.

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An interview with Artur Hajzer at wspinanie.pl

On 9th March 2012 Adam Bielecki and Janusz Gołąb made the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum I (8,068 m above sea level) in Karakoram, Pakistan. Janusz Kurczab conducted a short interview with Artur Hajzer, the leader of the expedition.

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A report on summiting Gasherbrum I

Adam Bielecki and Janusz Gołąb reached camp 3 (assault camp at 7,040 m above sea level) on 8th March at 2:00 PM. It was one day too late as 8th March was supposed to be the day of summit attempt due to very good weather forecasts. Unfortunately, one day earlier the wind blowing with 80 km/h thwarted their plans; the team failed to reach camp 3 and was forced to retreat to camp 2 at 6,450 m above sea level.

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A report of 10th March 2021, 6:45 PM local time

Today at 4:00 PM local time the entire team of Polish Winter Expedition to Gasherbrum I has safely reached the base camp. All of them feel fine.

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A report of 9th March 2012, 7:24 PM local time

At 5:00 PM Adam and Janusz reached camp 2, where Artur and Shaheen awaited them.

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Update at 5:00 PM local time

Adam and Janusz are already visible from camp 2; in less than an hour they should reach camp 2.

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GREAT SUCCESS OF POLISH HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERS – GASHERBRUM I (8,068 m above sea level) HAS BEEN CONQUERED IN WINTER FOR THE FIRST TIME

On 9th March 2012, approximately at 8:30 AM local time, Adam Bielecki and Janusz Gołąb summited in winter Gasherbrum I (8,068 m above sea level) in Karakoram, Pakistan.

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Getting ready for the attack. March 8, 2012, 3:00 PM local time

In the morning Adam, Janusz and Shaheen have set off to camp 3 that they have reached in the afternoon. Currently, they are in camp 3 and rest; all of them feel fine and the conditions are favorable.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 2:30 PM local time

Today early in the morning Artur, Adam, Janusz and Shaheen have set off from camp 1 (5,900 m above sea level) and they plan to reach camp 3 (7,000 m above sea level).

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