Polish Himalayas – Women in the Mountains. /Version english and polish/

The good Lord helped us both climb to great heights on the same day” – Rutkiewicz – Summit Everestthis is the most famous quotation related to Polish Himalayan climbing and it moves us now as much as ever, or perhaps even more, since both of the interlocutors are no longer with us.

The words were spoken by the pope John Paul II to Wanda Rutkiewicz on the 10th of June 1979, during his first pilgrimage to Poland. He was referring to the amazing day of the 16th of October 1978, which was of utmost importance for both of them.

When the white smoke over St. Peter’s Square let the Catholic world know it had a new pope, the pope’s compatriot from a faraway country was standing on the Earth’s tallest summit, Mount Everest, as the third woman and first European woman in history.

This event, by many referred to as a miracle, was at the same time a strong affirmation of the phenomenon created by Polish women climbers: women’s mountaineering.

* Books by Janusz Kurczab janusz kurczab

Creators of the film episode
“Women in the Mountains”
Produced by: Artica Jerzy Porębski
Directed by: Anna Maria Filipow, Krzysztof Wielicki and Jen Sheroky
Screenplay: Martyna Giero
Camera: Darek Załuski, Jen Sheroky and Jan Cybis
Edited by: Anna Maria Filipow
Music: Bartek Gasiul
Production Manager: Agnieszka Strauss

*book in Polish, film in Polish with English subtitles
Where to buy:Polish Himalayas – Women in the Mountains
Publisher: Agora SA
Bibioteka Gazety Wyborczej
available in kiosks or online at:
http://www.kulturalnysklep.pl
and
himal@himal.com.pl

* see : – http://www.polishhimalayas.com/

* Previous story :

Polish Himalayas – The First Conquerors. /Version english and polish/

Polish Himalayas – The Ice Warriors. /Version english and polish/

Polish Himalayas – The Great Climbing. /Version english and polish/

Polskie Himalaje – Panie w górach.

Film zajął 1 miejsce w kategorii filmów górskich na 5th INKAFEST Mountain Film 2009 Huaraz – Peru

Dobry Bóg sprawił, że nam obojgu, tego samego dnia, udało się wejść tak wysoko” – ten najsłynniejszy cytat w historii polskiego himalaizmu wzrusza do dziś równie mocno, a może i mocniej niż kiedyś, gdyż obydwojga rozmówców nie ma już tu na ziemi.

Słowa te wypowiedział 10 czerwca 1979 roku, podczas pierwszej pielgrzymki do ojczyzny Jan Paweł II do wzruszonej Wandy Rutkiewicz.

Mówił przypominając niezwykły dla nich obojga dzień 16 października 1978 roku. Wtedy to w chwili, gdy biały dym nad Placem Św Piotra obwieścił, że świat ma nowego papieża z dalekiego kraju, jego rodaczka jako pierwsza europejka i trzecia kobieta na świecie stawała na czubku świata – Mount Evereście.

To wydarzenie, które wielu nazywało cudem było równocześnie całkiem realnym i mocnym przypieczętowaniem fenomenu jaki wykreowały polskie taterniczki – himalizmu kobiecego.

* zobacz :

Polish Himalayas – The First Conquerors. /Version english and polish/

Polish Himalayas – The Ice Warriors. /Version english and polish/

Polish Himalayas – The Great Climbing. /Version english and polish/

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** zapraszam na relacje z wypraw polskich himalaistów.

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  1. Regularly I do not make comments on blogs, but I have to mention that this post really forced me to do so. Really fantastic post

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