The Polish winter expedition at K2 is struggling in dealing with renowned alpinist Denis Urubko. First several news sources quoted, “Denis Urubko was given no access to WiFi back to BC. He had no chance to post his thoughts about his attempt. His family doesn’t know if he left BC or he’s still there. He had tough talk with team members and he had no any possibility to get support from his family or his friends”.
Later on the expedition manager Krystof Wielicki responded on Polish winter expedition face book, “”The information appearing on the web that I did not let Denis, after his solo summit push attempt, using the wifi in base camp is true, because Denis sent critical information about our expedition and its participants to the media and I did not see a reason for him to continue this.
It is not true, however, that I prevented Denis from contacting the family and loved ones. He received the possibility of telephone calls (for free), which he used. I personally notified Denis’s return to the base of his wife, Olga, receiving the full help of the organizer in descent to Skardu, care of our Agent and all air tickets on the way back. ”
Urubko resigned from the expedition after his unsuccessful attempt to summit K2 in a solo action, and he feels satisfied with his decision due to a conflicting criterion about winter season dates. Urubko one of the most famous and strong climbers of the present era, he climbed all fourteen 8000ers and out of them three in winters.
Picture by Denis Urubko fan page