Our team climbing towards C-1 (~5100m) during our successful #Spantik (7027m) expedition.
Climbing requires a combination of spirit and dedication. Hardwork, consciousness and a sense of casualness. A fine balance of multiple things.
Spantik was no exception. It demanded a lot from all of us. However the most it required was team work. Qualitative #teamwork.
The way to C-1 was full of soft snow instead of the usually heard rock-fall prone area. It was relatively easy. However we took no risks. We fixed ropes for the precarious sections to ensure that everyone crossed without any issue. Team Safety was paramount. Offcourse it took us a little more time. but hey! There's no competition.
Always be safe.
Always take precautions.
"summit is optional - coming back is compulsory'
(#Poland glacier in the background)