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Damian Granowski

Damian Granowski

Climbing trainer in Cracow. enthusiast of rock climbing, mountaineering (summer and winter), ice climbing, dry-tooling. Owner of blog drytooling.com.pl.
My climbing school you will find here: kursyskalkowe.pl (also climbing courses in english language).

Website URL: http://drytooling.com.pl

Jerzy Kukuczka - short biography and list of ascents

Jerzy Kukuczka (1948-1989) is counted among the most outstanding mountain climbers in the world. After Reinhold Messner, he was the second man in history to have captured the Crown of the Himalayas. He do it in better style, than Messner: under 8 years, 11 new routes, four winter ascents. Only on one ascent, he use oxygen. He was one of an elite group of Polish Himalayan mountaineers who specialized in winter ascents (called Ice Warriors).

He is the first man who made the first winter ascents to the 3 eight-thousanders: Dhaulagiri with Andrzej Czok in 1985, Kangchenjunga with Krzysztof Wielicki in 1986 and Annapurna I with Artur Hajzer in 1987. One of the hardest routes in Karakorum is Polish Line, new route on South Face of Kw (with Tadeusz Piotrowski), which no one has ever repeated.

Blue

Do you know, that 90% territory of Japan is mountains? Watch this beautiful April virgin snow and awe-inspiring mountains (Northern Japan Alps).

Famous inspirational climbing quotes about mountaineering, rock climbing, mountains and also funny quotes :)

Here you have a collection of climbing quotes. I don't now how many, bu list has almost 9450 words :-), maybe the biggest collection climbing quotes in the internet. Famous climbing quotes are great to read. If you need inspiration, then its good place for you. Read something to feel cheery or positive. Life is good :).

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