Return PolishForums LIVE
  PolishForums Archive :
Archives - 2005-2009 / Travel  % width 6

Polish climbers


szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
23 Jul 2008 /  #1
In an early 1990s article, the Polish climber Voytek Kurtyka explained what he called "the Polish Syndrome."

"Despite poverty and limited freedom, climbers were overtaken by a tremendous inspiration to overcome all barriers. The Himalaya offered an exciting escape from the drab system and grey stability of home, and a rare opportunity for creative communication with the outside world."

Sorry Lukasz, maybe this is taken out of context but this reads like -
jorgenvikstrom.com/#!THE-POLISH-SYNDROME/cmbz/8C399F7B-C31F-40FD-95D1-744E0A2B89E9

I am so poor, I might as well go and climb the Himalayas !
plk123 8 | 4,150  
23 Jul 2008 /  #2
search for the article on Polish climbers i posted this past winter. it's a National Geographic one and it's excellent and explains in depth what has been going on with the pole climbers.
OP Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
23 Jul 2008 /  #3
I am so poor, I might as well go and climb the Himalayas !

Life during communism was very brutal ;)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
23 Jul 2008 /  #4
I have no doubt that life was hard but the statement reads that the Himalayas were readily accessable - how much do you think it costs to go climbing in the Himalayas ?

That was the point I was making.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
23 Jul 2008 /  #5
it's US$10,000 just for the permit from Nepal.

also check this out: himountain.eu/wyprawa_.php?id=4
OP Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
23 Jul 2008 /  #6
That was the point I was making.

Ok.

Archives - 2005-2009 / Travel / Polish climbersArchived