28 June 1962|
|Died||7 July 2013
Artur Hajzer has seven main eight-thousanders to his name, several via new routes (Manaslu’s NE face in 1986, Shishapangma’s east ridge in 1987) and the first winter climb of Annapurna on February 3, 1987. He also summited Annapurna East (8010m) via a new route up the SE face in 1988. All these climbs were done together with Kukuczka, without supplemental oxygen or Sherpa support. Artur also attempted Lhotse South Face three times reaching 8200 m in 1985, 8300 m in 1987 and 7200 m (alpine style) in 1989. He is also known as organizer of a “thunderbolt” rescue operation on Mount Everest’s West Ridge for Andrzej Marciniak in 1989. On September 30, 2011, he summited Makalu with Adam Bielecki and Tomasz Wolfart. In July 2013 he died after falling in the Japanese Coloir after an attempt to reach the summit of Gasherbrum I.
He was the creator of the program Polish Winter Himalaism 2010-2015. Currently the Polish Winter Himalaism bears his name.
- Associated, The. "Polish climber dies trying to scale Gasherbrum peak in the Himalayas". Theprovince.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- MountEverest.net Polish mountaineering timeline
- Ice Warriors not give up - HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak - 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak - 2008/09. /Version english and polish/
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