A Polish tourist died while hiking in the High Tatra Mountains of Slovakia, the Slovak mountain rescue service (HSZ) reported on Tuesday morning.
Foreign tourists are steering clear of Poland’s Tatra Mountains because of the war in Ukraine with virtually no reservations made by them, the Tatra Chamber of Commerce has told PAP.
Captured through the lenses of 80 Polish and Czech photographers, the collection entitled ‘Karkonosze. Photography 1945-2021’ was the culmination of two years of research and collaboration with local and national institutions in the Jelenia Góra region, Wrocław and Czechia.
The third woman in the world and first European to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the exhibition entitled ‘Passion, hardship and a love for the mountains – Wanda Rutkiewicz on unknown photographs’ presents previously unpublished photos held in the Polish Press Agency’s archives.
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.