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.
Dating from the early 20th century, and resting at the bottom of Morskie Oko, the Syrena has been pictured for the first time since sinking.
It took Ewa Harapin and her friend days to reach the 2,172-metre peak of Szpiglasowy Wierch in the Tatra Mountains.
From their small family-run business high in the Beskidy mountains, Gosia and Wiesiek Borowy’s products are sold in New York's MoMA and Vitra in Germany, Kim Kardashian buys their toys for her children, and they are the recent recipients of the international BuyMeOnce Excellence Award in London for their aesthetic and eco-friendly designs. Now they plan to save bees with their ‘Help the bees! (Be)e your friend’ initiative.
Local highland dwellers in the Tatras have now taken the sighting as a good sign as the plural for the birds in Polish, “dudki”, sounds similar to the word for money in their dialect, “dutki”.
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.