Books - Meetings
"The guide on nature of the Polish Tatra Mountains" - is a third, revised, and enlarged edition of this bestseller, which first time was published by Tatra National Park in 2010. The book by Tomasz Skrzydłowski constitutes a large compendium of information about nature, but not only. It contains a great amount of information about the history of cognition of the Tatra Mountains nature, the history of its preservation, and about people who dedicated their lives to these mountains. Tomasz Skrzydłowski – an employee of the Education Department of Tatra National Park, a Tatra guide who has a PhD in forestry, a graduate of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Agriculture in Poznań and at the University of Agriculture in Kraków, and a traveler.
Marcin is a climber, alpinist, and instructor. Many times he was awarded in Poland and abroad for his climbing achievements. From the beginning of his mountain adventure, the most inspirational for him was to set new roads: first in the Tatras and later on the most inaccessible and vertical walls. Although he has already assembled an impressive collection of new lines on prominent mountains in the Karakorum, the Alps, Venezuela, Baffin, and Greenland, every year he feels an increasing want of more. His climbing activity is not only climbing in the mountains, but also the promotion of climbing in Poland through trainings, climbing sections, organization of competitions and shows, and conducting radio programs. In 2017 he published the book # Yeti40 which summarizes his climbing career so far.
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.
Can you climb all the highest peaks of Polish mountain ranges in one year? Sure, you can. You just have to have a bit of self-denial, a proper organization, and an undying yearning for wandering. Bartek Andrzejewski and Rafał Uwijała, armed with cameras, backpacks, maps, and motivation, from January to December 2014 climbed all the "royal" peaks of Poland. The book contains descriptions of selected trails, information about each of the summits, some legends, and personal stories. Bartosz Andrzejewski is an editor-in-chief of PortalGorski.pl, also a founder and editor of OnTheSummit.pl. In the meantime Bartek also writes articles for the mountain magazine N.P.M.