Reasons stated for the retreat are high winds and bad weather. Denis left the Base Camp on Saturday, February 24th without informing the Expedition Leader Kryzsztof Wielecki in an attempt to summit the Savage Mountain alone. As fatal as it may sound, Denis had full realization that any misadventure during this attempt is going to put him into a very awkward position.
Regardless of whatever standards he has set for himself, it is now more than obvious that he is not welcome in the Polish camp anymore and probably he never will be.
Expressing his mistrust on Wielecki, he said;
“I do not think I have to say sorry. They are not angels either. Wielicki allowed me to enter the third camp and later he told me to come back for reasons I do not understand. Okay, we’re men, climbers. This is not a situation to say sorry. Nobody apologized for their mistakes. My opinion remains the same.”
“Just another climb”.
Of all the good tidings mountaineering brings along with it, humility remains the most cherished treasure of all.