WARSAW, Poland – The head of a team of Polish climbers in the Himalayas says there is no more hope of finding alive two men who went missing after scaling a peak of more than 26,000 feet (8,000 meters).
They were in a group of four Poles who on Tuesday completed what other Polish climbers say is the first-ever winter ascent of Broad Peak, the world's 12th highest mountain, located in Pakistan. There has been no contact with the two missing climbers since early Wednesday.
Head of the expedition Krzysztof Wielicki said Thursday there are "no chances at all" of finding alive 58-year-old Maciej Berbeka and 27-year-old Tomasz Kowalski.
Berbeka probably fell into an ice crevice, while Kowalski was very exhausted at the peak, Wielicki told TVN24 news station over the phone.