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From Annapurna South to Everest w/o O2 - Marcin Miotk dark horse in ABC!
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May 28, 2005 16: 19 EST
Polish climber Marcin Miotk (32), who just finished the Annapurna South Face Expedition led by Piotr Pustelnik
is in Everest ABC at 6400 m, waiting together with the other climbers for good weather.

Marcin is reporting that he will try a summit push on June 2 - just before the monsoon. He is waiting for really good weather as he will try a non-oxygen, non Sherpa, alpine style summit.

"I will not make a summit push if the weather is unstable and too windy - I have great respect for Everest and will not risk too much."

Should he succeed, Marcin will bag the first Polish Everest summit without oxygen. Although Polish climbers have done great things on Everest (1st winter ascent, new route, 3rd woman ascent) - all have been with oxygen.

Marcin Miotk (32) is the new generation of young Polish climbers. He has climbed Shisha Pangma Middle (1999), Cho Oyu (2003) and Tien-Shan range giants: Chan Tengri - (2002), Pobeda Peak Main Summit (2004). This year he took part in the Annapurna South Face Expedition - gaining new experience on the Bonnington route (no summit).

Image of Marcin, courtesy of the expedition.

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