Freedom Climbers tells the story of a group of extraordinary Polish mountaineers – Jerzy Kukuczka, Voytek Kurtyka, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Krzysztof Wielicki, Andrzej Zawada, Artur Hajzer… – who emerged under the cloak of oppression that followed World War II to become at the forefront of climbing in the Himalayas.
Although they lived in a sad, gloomy and war-torn Poland, with no hints of hope for a decent life, these restless, motivated and capable mountaineers created their own free-market economy under the very noses of the Communist leadership. and they climbed the tracks that led to their release.
At a time when Polish citizens were locked behind the Iron Curtain, these intrepid explorers found a way to move around the world in search of extreme adventure. They traveled to the highest and most captivating mountains in the world: the Himalayas. And they became the most stubborn group of Himalayers the world has ever known.
Bernadette McDonald weaves a passionate and literary story of adventure, politics and death, but above all of motivation. A great story that has won recognition for the most prestigious mountain literary awards:
American Alpine Club Literary Prize (USA), 2012

Munday Award, Banff Mountain Festival (CANADA), 2012

Boardman Tasker Award, Kendal Mountain Festival (UK), 2011

ISBN: 9788498293142
Editorial: Ediciones Desnivel
Issue date: 2015
Place of edition: Madrid.
Edition number: 1st
Collection: Literature nº 104
Binding: Paperback with flap
Dimensions: 14 cm x 21 cm
Page Number: 288
Languages: Spanish