For Łukasz Supergan, crossing Iceland once on foot was not enough – he wanted to do it in winter, too.
Supported by a 20-person strong team, alpinists Leszek Cichy and Krzysztof Wielicki climbed to the height of 8848 meters, despite the extreme wind and deadly conditions.
The son of a Polish alpinist who took part in a 1979 expedition to Annapurna which ended in tragedy is planning to return to the Himalayas.
The expedition, which will travel from Poland to Nepal in an old Jelcz lorry, will honour the exploits of the great Polish climbers of the 1970s and 80s, and the first winter ascent of Everest.
Italian climber Francesco Cassardo and his colleague was descending the 6,955 metre Gasherbrum peak VII after becoming the first people in history to reach the top when he fell breaking his leg and suffering a near fatal neck injury. Fortunately for him, a group of Polish and Canadian climbers were nearby who rushed to his rescue.
Awarded annually since 2009, the Piolet d’Or award takes into account levels of technical ability, surpassing limits thought undoable and respect for the mountains and environment.
President Andrzej Duda decorated three high-altitude climbers with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Monday, for their part in a winter 2018 mountain rescue on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat.
The famous magazine rewards a man who skied down K2 and two climbers involved in a desperate bid to save two colleagues stranded high on one of the world’s highest mountains.
TFN takes a look a back at this year’s most popular searches and what inspired them. A little hint: football was at the top.
Called the Savage Mountain owing to its grim reputation for claiming lives, K2 has never been climbed in winter.