Literary meetings for kids (only in Polish) - this year the meeting about Wanda Rutkiewicz
What price do you have to pay to climb the highest mountains in the world? The legendary climber Piotr Pustelnik tells his story for the first time. This book is like the best adventure novel. There is a cheerful, sometimes difficult childhood, a hero struggling with a serious heart disease, an overprotective mother, and a judo school. The book describes a growing passion for exploring the world, an unsuccessful attempt to complete the rock climbing course, the first climbs in the Tatras, and great Himalayan expeditions. In the story there is friendship, climbing partners, wonderful mountain landscapes, and an animal fear while facing the impending death. However, it is not a novel, but the real story illustrating the life of one of the best Polish mountaineers. Although, as the hero himself says, it is impossible or unnecessary to explain why people climb the mountains, this book gives it a try. Piotr's story was listened to by Piotr Trybalski, a journalist and photographer, an author of books and numerous publications, an awardee of the Travel Photographer of the Year.
MEETING with Anna Kamińska, the author of a book about WANDA RUTKIEWICZ, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Wanda’s death on Kangczendzonga and screening of the film WOMEN OF K2 directed by Jennifer Jordan (USA 2003, 45’).
Łukasz Kocewiak is an enthusiast of mountains and mountain adventures, he is also a traveler. He has organized expeditions in the Himalayas, Caucasus, Pamir, and Hindu Kush. Moreover, he runs a popular travel blog called the Travel Card (Kartka z Podróży) www.kartkazpodrozy.pl.
The book presentation and multimedia presentation by Wojtek Szatkowski (from Tatra Museum) about the beginnings of skiing in Poland in 1888-1914. It is a story of true passion, and the first such serious attempt to write down the history of Tatra skiing. A fascinating trip, or actually a travel through the years and mountains. It begins in 1888, when Polish ski pioneer Stanisław Barabasz has ordered his first skis. Wojciech Szatkowski is an alpine skier, a sports historian, a ski history enthusiast, the Tatra Museum employee, an author of 11 publications, and a Tatra Guide. He works for the magazines Tatry, Ski Magazyn, Góry and Gazeta Górska, where he publishes texts about the mountains.