Broad Peak 2013 Polish Winter Expedition
In memory of Tomasz Kowalski and Maciej Berbeka, who are missing after first in the history successful winter summiting - Broad Peak (8051 m.).
Maciej Berbeka - 17 October 1954, Zakopane, Poland – 6 March 2013, Broad Peak, Baltistan) was a Polish mountaineer, mountain guideUIAGM and member of TOPR. He and his teammate Tomasz Kowalski went missing on 6 March 2013 as they were descending from Broad Peak. They were declared dead two days later.
Berbeka’s accomplishments include making the first winter ascents of Manaslu, on 12 January 1984, with Ryszard Gajewski; of Cho Oyu, on 12 February 1985, with Maciej Pawlikowski; and of Broad Peak, on 5 March 2013 with Adam Bielecki, Tomasz Kowalski and Artur Małek. He also climbed and summited Annapurna and Mount Everest. He was also the first person to reach 8000 m in Karakoram - Rocky Summit (8028 m) in the winter of 1988, on 6 March. This had occurred exactly 25 years before the day when he was reported missing
Tomasz Kowalski - (born April 7, 1985 in the Mining oak, d. March 6, 2013 on the slopes of Broad Peak in the Karakoram  ) - Polish mountaineer, winner of six of the nine peaks of the Seven Summits: Mont Blanc (2004, ), Kilimanjaro (2006), Elbrus (2008), Aconcagua (2009, traverse solo), Mount Kosciuszko (2010), Denali (2010, traverse). Organizer and participant in several mountaineering expeditions, among others in the Alps, Andes, Alaska and the Pamirs and Tienszanie.
He climbed up the rocks Jura, in Sokoliki, in the mountains in summer and winter, the Alps, the Andes, the mountains of Alaska, Canada, Africa, the Caucasus, Tienszanie, Pamir.
March 5, 2013, Tomasz Kowalski, Adam Bielecki, Maciej Berbeka and Arthur Malek made the first winter ascent of Broad Peak (8047 m)