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Marcin “Yeti” Tomaszewski - from alpine to bigwall

Marcin “Yeti” Tomaszewski - from alpine to bigwall

A Polish climber, alpinist and climbing instructor. Known for his multipitch ascents both in the big wall and alpine style. Born in 1975 in Poland. He’s been climbing for more than 22 years. A member of the Polish National Team in alpine climbing. From the very beginning he’s been inspired mostly by challenges such as opening new routes in the most inaccessible and vertical faces in the world.

 

Although he has already managed to ascend some of them, year by year he feels hungry for more. However, his life consists not only of climbing as such as he’s devoted to the promotion of the sport in Poland by means of running rock climbing courses and indoor training units, organizing competitions and climbing shows, as well as hosting radio shows. Since 1997, he’s been organizing the Fight Club National Climbing Comp, the event he’s the originator of. In 2005 he became a sport climbing instructor and opened his own climbing school in Szczecin, Poland. Starting from 2009 he’s been implementing the 4 Elements project (/Pl./ 4 Żywioły, www.4zywioly.net) aiming at climbing ascents in four distinctive mountainous regions (Patagonia, Alaska, Baffin Island, Venezuela).

marcin tomaszewski ziemia baffina

On Baffin Island. Photo: David Kaszlikowski

The timeline of the expeditions.

2000 Greenland, Nalumasortoq, new route
2001 Pakistan, Nangmah Valley, Denbor, new route
2002 Baffin Island, Mount Thor, new route
2003 Alaska, Shadows Glacier, new route
2004 India, Garhwal, Mount Meru, the Shark’s Fin route
2005 Yosemite, Salathé Wall, 27h non-stop
2006 Patagonia, Cerro Torre, the Commpressor route
2006 Norway, Trollvegen
2006 China, Qonglai Mountains, Seerdengpu
2007 Norway, Innset Ice climbing.
2007 Alaska, Throne, new route graded 7a
2007 Pakistan, Trango Tower, ascent attempt
2009 Patagonia, Argentina, Fitz Roy, solo attempt
2009 Alaska, Mt. Barril, III, 1200 m solo climb, Mt. Johnson, escalator M5, Wi4 1200 m solo climb
2010 Venezuela, Acopan Tepui, new route
2010 China, Qonglai Mountains, Seerdengpu
2012 Canada, Baffin Island, Polar Sun Spire, new route
2012 Argentina, Patagonia, Cerro Torre, the Ferrari route
2013 Pakistan, Great Trango Tower, new route called Bushido
2014 Alaska, Mount Dickey.
2015 Winter. New line Trollveggen, "Katharsis. M7 / A4

Other achievements:

2014 "TRAVELER" Award, National Geographic Traveler.
2014- International Team Camp / Cassin
2014- "KOLOS" Award for Bushido pave the way for the Great Trango Tower in 2013
2013 - Distinction EpicTV channel. The award of the highest ratings for crossing the road BigWall BUSHIDO in Pakistan with all achievements from around the world in 2013.
2013- the award of present-day Ministry of Sport and Tourism for exceptional achievements if the field of alpinism
2012 – nomination for the Travellery 2012 award given by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine, the Achievement of the Year category
2012 – the award of present-day Ministry of Sport and Tourism for achievements in the field of alpinism in 2012
2012 – the award of the Kolosy 2012 for the opening of a new route on Baffin Island, Canada
2008 – the Brytan of the Year award given by the wspinanie.pl portal for the solo opening of a new free climb on the Kazalnica Mięguszowiecka Wall in the Tatra Mountains in winter
2007 – the award of the Brytan climbing service for the ascents in the Tatra Mountains in 2006
2004 – the main Kolos 2003 award in the category of alpinism for the opening of a new route, Ostatni Krzyk Motyla (/Eng./ Butterfly’s Last Cry ), in Alaska.
2004 – nomination for the Piolet d'or award (Grenoble, France) each year honouring seven greatest achievements in the field of alpinism from all over the world; nomination for the opening of a new route, Ostatni Krzyk Motyla (/Eng./ Butterfly’s Last Cry), in Alaska in 2003.
2003- the award of present-day Ministry of Sport and Tourism for achievements in the field of alpinism in 2003
2003 – the first place at a sport climbing comp in Szczecin
2003- the medal for sport achievements in the field of alpinism received during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Polish Mountaineering Association
2003 – the Mayor of Szczecin award for promoting the city in the world
2003 - the Kolosy award in the category of alpinism for the opening of a new route on the Mount Thor face, Baffin Island.
2002- 2nd place at the event of the National Cup in sport climbing series on the Ducal Castle in Szczecin
2001- 3rd place at the event of the National Cup in sport climbing series on the arch in the Summer Theatre in Szczecin
2001- The Mountain Film Festival in Lądek Zdrój, 1st place in the category of Polish Picture for the “Planeta Spisek” (/Eng./ “A Planet Called Treason” ) picture directed by Sławomir Ejsymont
2000- the award of present-day Ministry of Sport and Tourism for exceptional achievements if the field of alpinism
1999- Poznań, Poland- 1st place in the Western Poland Championship in sport climbing on an artificial wall
1998- Warsaw, Poland – Vice-Championship at the Central Poland Championship in sport climbing on an artificial wall
1997- the award of the Brytan magazine for opening a new route on the Kazalnica Mięguszowiecka wall during a solo winter climb
1996- the award of Polish Mountaineering Association for achievements and climbing activity in the Tatra Mountains

Source: Profile FB "Polish Annapurna IV Expedition 2015"

Last modified onWednesday, 17 June 2015 16:35
Damian Granowski

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