The Indian climber Anurag Maloo was attempting to conquer Annapurna in west Nepal when he aborted his attempt at an altitude of about 7,100 metres and went missing during his descent.
Entitled “Solo. Moje samotne wspinaczki” (Solo. My solitary climbs), the illustrated, 234 page book released on January 12th delves into the climber’s circumstances, emotions and motivations that led him to undertake each of his solitary ascents, with that of ‘killer mountain’ Nanga Parbat, considered by Wielicki as his greatest achievement.
A district prosecutor's office in Krakow, southern Poland, will launch an investigation into the tragic deaths of three Poles in the Slovak Tatra mountains, according to polskieradio24.pl.
The bodies of three Polish mountaineers have been located near the Gerlach peak in the Slovak part of the Tatra Mountains, Slovak rescue services reported on Sunday.
The Polish Medical Mission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a group of mountain climbers, has made it possible for two young female Afghan refugees to reach Poland.
Italian climber Francesco Cassardo and his colleague was descending the 6,955 metre Gasherbrum peak VII after becoming the first people in history to reach the top when he fell breaking his leg and suffering a near fatal neck injury. Fortunately for him, a group of Polish and Canadian climbers were nearby who rushed to his rescue.