Diego Sahagún wrote:clmbr,
In my opinion mountaineering is not leaving team mates up in the mountain. Even when alpine climbing I try not to do it so I have many doubts about that expedition success. I know that it was -35°C, very strong wind guts and few oxygen anyway...
“No one is supposed to be left behind,” agree; however, there is no proper data available and may never be. There are too many possible factors/scenarios to speculate that led to the tragedy and the fact that they separated that day.
As of success:
The summit has been conquered!!!!
Posted by Administrator (marek karnecki) on 05.03.2013
Between 5:30 and 6:00 PM local time all four climbers of the assault team: Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Tomasz Kowalski and Artur Małek made the first winter ascent of Broad Peak 8,027 m.
However, we may declare the complete success when they reach the base camp what is planned for 6th March.
the leader of the Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering 2010-2015 program
Source: http://polishwinterhimalaism.pl/pages/posts/the-summit-has-been-conquered-628.phpAdded: “supposed to be” for clarity.