Since the beginning of the expedition on the earlier Cessen/Basque route, Denis has been repeatedly complaining on his blogposts about the slow performing Polish camp and had cast apprehensions on the real “intent” of the expedition. His departure from the expedition in his bid for the solo attempt has come as a huge setback for the Polish Camp, where the rest of the climbers are definitely not pleased.
This was later followed by a damage control statement from the Base Camp; “Denis is a member of our expedition, and we must support his exit, despite the fact that he went AWOL,” Janusz Majer
“Just imagine!, – I said to Adam. – Only five people were at such height on K2 in winter! You, Wielicki, Marcin, Petrek Morawski… well, and I again… could.
-Yes, I did this! – Adam laughed in the mask.” Denis wrote on his blog on reaching 7400m.
Adam Bielecki and Denis worked hard to establish Camp 2 and 3 on the route amid fierce blizzards and snowstorms. They later pushed camp-3 to another 100m up to achieve better acclimatization and altitude gain for the team.
If he plans to summit K2, solo and in February, he is definitely short of time.