Polish mountaineer search abandoned

ISLAMABAD(Neo Web Desk) The Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) announced on Tuesday that the search for Polish climber Olek Ostrowski, who went missing on Gasherbrum II on Saturday, ended without success.The 27-year-old Polish ski mountaineer was descending on skis from camp II to camp I when he went missing.A search party which included climbers such as Andrzej Bargiel and Dariusz Zaluski and three high attitude porters combed the area from where Ostrowski is believed to have gone missing but were unable to find any sign of him.According to ACP Press Secretary Karrar Haidri, unfavourable weather conditions caused difficulties for the search party and forced them to abandon the search on Monday.Olek Ostowsk and his teammate Piotr Snigorski had planned to summit the 8,051 metres high Gasherbrum II and ski down the slopes. However, on July 24, they had to abandon their mission because of bad weather after climbing as high as 7,600 metres.

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