Dienstag, 9. Juli 2013
Rescue of Artur Hajzer & Marcin Kaczkan on Gasherbrum I
Artur Hajzer and Marcin Kaczkan who have the camp below us.
Meanwhile Marcin is rescued and on the way down to camp 1. Tomorrow he
probably will reach basecamp.
On July 11th I will climb up to camp 2 at the bottom of the Japanese
couloir to look for Artur.
Here a short information about things happened (Explorers web):
"On Sunday, July 7 Artur Hajzer and Marcin Kaczkan left the camp III (7150
m) to reach the summit of Gasherbrum I (8068 m). Upon reaching the height of
7600 m, they turned back due to strong wind broke off the summit. Reached
the camp III (7150 m) and using radio connected with the BC, the expedition
cook, indicating that they will descend to Camp II (6400m) and everything is
"Also on Sunday at 11AM Polish time (1400hrs local time) Isabella Hajzer
received a text message from her husband in which he wrote:" Marcin Kaczkan
fallen Japanese couloir." We have not managed to make contact with Artur
Hajzer, since then. We started rescue operation, managed by the German
Gasherbrum Expedition leader Thomas Laemmle. During the night of Sunday to
Monday, he sent a team of high-altitude porters, whose aim was to reach Camp
II (6400 m). Due to strong winds and snow, they only managed to reach the
camp I and turned back to the BC. During the night of Monday to Tuesday
weather improved. From Camp I (6000 m) left the group of Russian climbers
who reached the camp in the morning and found Marcin there ".
picture: talking about the route on G I - me, Artur, Marcin