I just read that 2 Polish mountaineers died in the Himalayas.
Two Polish climbers die in Himalayas 14.10.2016 12:07 Two Polish climbers have died while scaling the Shivling peak in the Garhwal Himalayas in northern India, officials have said. Grzegorz Kukurowski lost consciousness and died while camping at an altitude of 6,300 meters. Fellow climber Łukasz Chrzanowski fell and slid several hundred meters into a crevice. Piotr Pustelnik, president of the Polish Mountaineering Association, said Chrzanowski was still alive when a two-man rescue team reached him. A helicopter was called out but the climber died before further help arrived. Pustelnik said both climbers were experienced mountaineers. They were part of an eight-strong Polish expedition scaling the Shivling peak, which is over 6,500 metres high.
There were many more before them who remained in the mountains.
Wanda Rutkiewicz: On 16 October 1978, she became the third woman, the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 1986 she became the first woman to successfully climb and descend K2, which she did without supplemental oxygen, as part of a small expedition led by Lilliane and Maurice Barrard.
Jerzy Kukuczka (24 March 1948 in Katowice, Poland – 24 October 1989 Lhotse, Nepal) was a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber. Born in Katowice, his family origin is Goral. On 18 September 1987, he became the second man (after Reinhold Messner), to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders in the world. As the only man in the world has won two eight-thousanders in one winter, a total winter won four eight-thousanders, including three for the first time in the winter. Along with Tadeusz Piotrowski, Kukuczka established a new route on K2 in alpine style (the so-called "Polish Line"), which no one has ever repeated. Kukuczka is widely considered among the climbing community to be one of the best high-altitude climbers in history. He ascended all fourteen eight-thousanders in just seven years, 11 months and 14 days - He held the world record for shortest time span to summit the eight-thousanders for nearly 27 years until May 2014 when Kim Chang-ho beat his mark by one month and eight days. During his career, Kukuczka established ten new routes (still unbeaten record) and climbed four summits in winter. He was one of an elite group of Polish Himalayan mountaineers who specialized in winter ascents (called Ice Warriors).