Stranded high on Nanga Parbat after an extremely rare winter ascent, Elisabeth Revol and Tomek Mackiewicz were beyond help. Even if a rescue team could be found, time would almost certainly run out before they could reach the stranded climbers. Even if the rescuers did get there in time, the question remained: How would they get two incapacitated climbers off an 8,000-meter peak in winter?
Polish team honored for last year's rescue on Nanga Parbat in winter; Kate Rutherford, Brette Harrington, Tom Hornbein, Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, Jeremy Jones also awarded
America’s leading Climbing Awards honor Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, Tom Hornbein, Kate Rutherford, and Jeremy Jones, among others.
The end of the Polish expedition concludes the attempts on 8,000ers for the 2017-2018 winter season.