WIELICKI MY CHOICE by Piotr Drozdz
The unstoppable strength of Wielicki flows between these pages frankly and honestly. An amazing sporting and personal career that makes him a symbol of what it means to be a mountaineer, the values that this sport represents and what it is to become one of the greatest mountaineers in history.
Krzysztof Wielicki (Poland, 1950) is one of the great figures in the history of eight-thousand-year-old who earned him the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports along with Reinhold Messner, and the 2019 Golden Ice Ax for his entire alpine career. He has been one of the great protagonists of the “golden age” of Polish himalayism, which during the eighties reaped great achievements on the highest peaks on Earth.
In this, his first autobiography, Wielicki answers the questions of the journalist Piotr Drózdz and presents us in first person all his achievements. He tells us about his childhood, his university career and about the beginning of his passion for the mountains, to then guide us through each of his ascents and expeditions. It narrates, in a very vivid way, its winter conquests: Everest, Kangchenjunga and Lhotse, and the ascent to the top of Broad Peak in one day, unprecedented in the history of Himalayas. Or his dramatic fight on the legendary south wall of the Lhotse and his confrontation with the mythical K2. Wielicki also takes us to his most famous solo ascents, Dhaulagiri and Shisha Pangma, as well as one of his greatest achievements: the legendary Nanga Parbat. For the first time, he reveals unknown details of the 2013 winter expedition to Broad Peak, which ended successfully but also with great tragedy. There is also no shortage in his narrative of his private life, of his professional activity as a businessman, his way of understanding life and his vision of the world.
Editorial: Ediciones Desnivel
Issue date: 2019
Place of edition: Madrid.
Edition number: 1st
Binding: Paperback with flap
Dimensions: 15 cm x 23 cm
Page Number: 272
Subjects: / Mountain Literature / Mountain (Spanish)