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Post Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:26 am      Post subject: Polish Alpinism and high-altitude climbing
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Today is the death anniversary of Jerzy Kukuczka the famous Polish climber, described by many in the international community as “the best Himalayan climber of all time".

Kukuczka died attempting to climb the unclimbed South Face of Lhotse in Nepal on 24 October 1989.

Jerzy Kukuczka
24 March 1948 – 24 October 1989

Here you can read about his main achievements: http://himalman.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/jerzy-kukuczka-famous-polish-climber-version-polish-and-english/

And here is the other interesting article about Polish Himalayan mountaineering and its golden decade: http://himalman.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/polish-famous-climbers-the-golden-decade-of-polish-himalayan-mountaineering/

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