Using the same model of Jelcz truck as the original expedition, the four-man team said they wanted to remind the world about the golden age of Polish Himalayan mountaineering as well as deliver aid to earthquake victims.
Included among the transports making their return are the old ‘Jelcz’ and ‘Ikarus’ buses which were an everyday sight on Warsaw’s streets from the late 1970s until 2013.
The Toyota factory in Jelcz-Laskowice, southwestern Poland, will begin production of 1.5 Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) engines in April, announced President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) Dariusz Mikołajczak on Thursday.
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.