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.
The bodies of three Polish mountaineers have been located near the Gerlach peak in the Slovak part of the Tatra Mountains, Slovak rescue services reported on Sunday.
Łukasz Wawrzyniak and Urszula Kujawka from the Wawrzynteam running group, will spend 24 hours running continuously on a route near the Wielka Sowa mountain, the highest point of the Owl Mountains range in the Central Sudetes in South-western Poland.
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.
A beech forest in the Bieszczady Mountains, in the south-east corner of Poland, has been placed on Unesco's World Heritage List, Unesco’s World Heritage Committee has announced.
The aptly named ‘Sky Walk’ in the Lower Silesian spa town of Świeradów-Zdrój is a whopping 65-metres tall, with a winding 850-metre walk leading to stunning views of the Jizera Mountains.
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.
Local man Piotr Łaś from Zakopane had been out hiking on one of the mountain trails in the Tatra National Park when he spotted the small bear rolling down the snow-covered slope.
Located in the Western Tatras and one of the longest in the world when it opened, the cable car line runs from Kuźnice, part of the town of Zakopane, to the Kasprowy Wierch peak, up to an altitude of 1,959 metres.
Historically from the Beskid and Pieniny highlands around Beskid Sądecki, Beskid Niski and parts of the Pienin mountains, the Lemkos were displaced from their native lands in 1947 and resettled in Western Poland as part of ‘Operation Vistula’, the Communist authority’s forced resettlement of several ethnic minorities from the south-east of post-war Poland to the reclaimed territories in the west of the country.