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Asia, Pakistan, Karakoram, Baltoro Muztagh, Broad Peak, Winter Attempt

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Broad Peak, winter attempt. Polish climbers Artur Hazjer and Robert Szymczak, along with Canadian Don Bowie and Pakistani climbers Qadrat Ali, Amin Ullah, Muhammad Ali, and Muhammad Taqi, attempted the first winter ascent of Broad Peak. This was the third winter in a row to see attempts on the 8,047m summit. Arriving at base camp on December 27, the team established Camp 3 (7,000m), but could not climb higher in the face of severe winds. They abandoned the attempt on February 25.

Dougald MacDonald,

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