During dinner in Annapurna Hotel, J. Kukuczka informs that he wants to join the Silesian expedition on Dhaulagiri first. After a heated discussion, leader A. Zawada agrees to the plan. Kukuczka leaves the expedition.
After numerous logistic issues, expedition members and luggage reach Lukla; Andre Frapier, Yves Tessier, E. Chrobak and Z. Heinrich together with the first group of yak caravan set out.
The second caravan group is organised in Lukla; preparations for Christmas Eve.
The second caravan group and the rest of the expedition set out from Lukla.
M. Berbeka and M. Pawlikowski take the equipment deposited on 6500 m and set up CIII.
January 30 -
E. Chrobak and M. Gardzielewski set out from CIII and anchor the way above the camp. They take the equipment to crevasse called "Sinusoid" (6900 m) and bivouac there.
E. Chrobak and M. Gardzielewski anchor the way through "Organ"; on 7250 m they run out of rope, move the bivuac and set up CIV.
Exhausted E. Chrobak and M. Gardzielewski descend from CIV to CII. M. Berbeka and M. Pawlikowski ascend from CIII to CIV. New team, Z. Heinrich and J. Kukuczka, ascend from BC to CI.
M. Berbeka and M. Pawlikowski move the tent and equipment from CIV over a rocky barrier at 7550 m. There they set up CV. Z. Heinrich and J. Kukuczka climb from CII to CIII.
J. Kukuczka and Z. Heinrich try to climb from CIII straight to CV, but do not manage to reach it before the night - they spend the night 40 m from the tent; the next day and night they rest in CV.
Taking down the base, caravan to Lukla.
Flying back from Lukla, everyone meets in Kathmandu
in Shakti Hotel.
Official briefing in Ministry of Tourism; Andrzej Zawada
receives certificate confirming the first successful
summiting of Cho Oyu in winter.
Mountaineers are welcomed on Okęcie airport in Warsaw.