Feb. 17, - 25 years ago, two Polish
climbers Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy, summited
climbers have achieved great success in winter on 8000
meter climbs. A Partial list of the achievements:
1.) Everest: 2/17/80 first
winter accent of Everest.
Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek
Krzysztof Wielicki and Jerzy
Kukuczka reached the summit on 1/11/86. Andrej Czok died during this climb.
He had previously reached the Summits of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and
Dhaulagiri (a winter climb).
3.) Dhaulagiri: Jerzy
Kukuczka and Andrej Czok reached the Summit on 1/21/85.
4.) Manaslu: Maciej
Baebeka and Ryszard Gajewski reached the Summit on 1/12/84.
5.) Cho Oyu: Maciej Baebeka
and Maciei Pawlikowski reached the Summit on 2/12/85. Three days later
Andrezej Heinrich and Jerzy Kukuczka summited by a new route that has not been
repeated on Cho Oyu.
6.) Annapurna: Jerzy Kukuczka
and Artur Haizer reached the Summit on 2/3/87.
Krzysztof Wielicki reached the
Summit on 12/31/88.
Source: Monika Rogozinska and
the staff at EverestNews.com
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