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Ryszard Pawłowski – a report of the test of technical boots Kayland 6001 GTX

Kayland 6001 GTX

It isn’t a secret that a professional needs professional equipment in his job. Ryszard Pawłowski, who has been active in the highest mountains of the world for almost 40 years could surely test any equipment connected to mountain activities. Lately, this legendary Himalayan climber together with the clients of his expedition agency “Patagonia” went to the Himalayas and then to the Andes.

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A test of Kayland Spyder Low GTX boots

kayland

Everybody usually starts preparing their equipment for a mountain trip with making a list of the most important things to pack. We start packing from the biggest and the most obvious items like: a backpack, clothes or boots and we finish with details like a sewing kit. Is there anything more important than a proper pair of trekking boots? Surely, there are people who would take their selfie-stick in the first place, or others that would take an ice axe for climbing Mount Czantoria. These are only exceptions that affirm the rule.

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Alex Honnold - Interview for Mountain Portal

Alex Honnold

Alex, welcome to Poland. Is this your first visit here?

No, to be honest, this is my second visit in Poland. But, it might be interesting that I have some roots in your country. My grandparents were both Poles and my mother speaks a little bit of Polish too. I, on the other hand, don’t know many words in your language, it’s very difficult, so I only know: na zdrowie and some nasty word which I can’t use right now. And how to say: “come on!” in your language? Is there anything similar? Is it like: “Dawaj, dawaj!”?

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A report of the 2nd Memorial of Tadeusz Piotrowski

2nd Memorial of Tadeusz Piotrowski

7/8 October in Małe Dolomity complex which is situated In Polish Jurassic Hucisko we held the 2nd Memorial of Tadeusz Piotrowski – „The beauty of the mountains”. Our main guest – as usual was the wife of Tadeusz Piotrowski – Danuta Piotrowska. Mrs Piotrowska, together with Mountain Foundation ECHO is one of the initiators of the event.

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Cecilie Skog – a Norwegian attitude toward highest mountains

Cecile Skog / fot. Bergans.com

Cecilie Skog was born in 1974 in Alesund. In the past she was working as a nurse and a mountain guide. In our country her name is not very popular but it doesn’t mean that she isn’t famous around the world. In fact, she is one of the most well-known travelers and she has achieved a lot in the subject of alpinism and polar exploring. Her admiration for the nature and hiking is one of the main pillars of Cecilie’s life.

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Carlos Carsolio - Interview for Mountain Portal

Carlos Carsolio

When was the last time you were in Poland? How long ago? Was it some event or a social occasion?

It was in 1989, you had communism then. It was just a meeting with my friends. Then, after Wanda died I was in Austria giving some interviews about her death. There was a program called Landenberg (the land of the mountains).

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DMM – a tradition over everything else!

DMM

There is a place in Europe where there are more sheep than people and time is ticking away much more slowly than in my country. In the kingdom of Wales, in its north-west part Snowdonia - one of the most beautiful areas, a unique national park visited by few million tourists every year – is situated.

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Bergans of Norway with its first brand stall in Poland

first brand stall in Poland

Mountain Shop in Czeladź would like to invite you all to the first in Poland showroom to present the latest collections of the brand Bergans of Norway. Now, Bergans’s products can be found, seen, touched, tried on, loved and bought in one place. The combination of wooden elements with blue color of the walls gives the room a little bit of a Norwegian style. And the colors of products entirely and perfectly match the surrounding.

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Kayland and Bergans with Ryszard Pawłowski in the Himalayas

Kayland and Bergans with Ryszard Pawłowski in the Himalayas

Throughout the last years the outdoor market in our country has reborn. It is connected to the appearance of more and more latest collections of the world class producers of garment and equipment. Not long ago we had opportunity to inform you about the collaboration of a Polish Himalayan climber Ryszard Pawłowski with two foreign brands – Kayland and Bergans of Norway.

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VII Open Climbing Days – a report

Open Climbing Days

As every year, from the initiative of ECHO Mountain Foundation fans of mountains and mountaineering came to celebrate VII Open Climbing Days.  Co-organizer of the event were Małe Dolomity complex and Mountain Portal.  There weren’t as many people as on other popular festivals but you cannot treat that as a fault. The event has its own special character and unique atmosphere.

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