Entitled “Solo. Moje samotne wspinaczki” (Solo. My solitary climbs), the illustrated, 234 page book released on January 12th delves into the climber’s circumstances, emotions and motivations that led him to undertake each of his solitary ascents, with that of ‘killer mountain’ Nanga Parbat, considered by Wielicki as his greatest achievement.
Mountaineer Waldemar Kowalewski had just returned to base after reaching the summit of the Nepalese Annapurna when he heard that radio contact with the three men who had been descending the same peak had been lost, with no communication for 24 hours.
VIDEO: Having previously scaled Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel and a string of other urban international landmarks, Marcin Banot was interrupted by emergency workers who brought a premature end to his latest vertical adventure.
The former patients of an orthopaedic institute had all lost limbs but this did not prevent them from getting to the top.
Known as the Spiderman from Silesia, Banot who has over 178,000 followers on his YouTube channel was arrested for public disorder after reaching the top where he was greeted by waiting police officers.